Arts & Artists
Benguigi, Yamina

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Born in Paris, French- Algerian director and filmmaker.

• Inshallah dimanche, 2001.
• The Perfumed Garden,2000. Full length documentary.
• Memoires d’immigres, 1997. Full length documentary

Inshallah dimanche is an immigrant story of a woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina tearfully leaves Algiers with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, Zouina is at the mercy of her mother-in-law and her husband's distrustful bitterness. The radio is her only window on life and on the women of this new country. But Zouina’s finally begins to feel a sense of acceptance when she meets a cosmetics factory worker who sparks in Zouina an interest in French culture and her new world.