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The Nickelodeon Theatre

February 2020

“Free Men” Film Screening

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Nickelodeon Theatre, 210 Lincoln St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Free Men (French: Les hommes libres) is a 2011 French film written and directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, which recounts the largely untold story about the role that Algerian and other North African Muslims in Paris played in the French resistance and as rescuers of Jews during the German occupation (1940–1944). It features two historic figures: Si Kaddour Benghabrit, rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, and Salim Halali, an Algerian Jewish singer. The film stars Tahar Rahim playing a fictional…

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