May Allah Bless France! is the invigorating first feature by acclaimed French rapper and novelist Abd Al Malik, a coming-of-age story and redemption tale based on the writer-director’s own youth in the beleaguered projects
of Strasbourg. The film follows the struggles of Régis, a budding rapper who relies on petty crime to fund his passion for music. But as his fellow musicians get lured into drug dealing, teenage Régis finds salvation in the
classics of French literature and his conversion to Sufi Islam.
In these challenging times for France, and particularly for French Muslims, this intelligent and accessible call for a potential way forward is nothing short of essential viewing.
French Title - Qu’Allah bénisse la France!
English Title - May Allah Bless France!
Screentime - 96 min
Doors will open at 6:45pm, 45 minutes before showtime at 7:30pm.
Parking is free after 5:00pm. There is parking available at Dan Allen Parking Deck, located at 110 Dan Allen Dr.
This is the third of six films in the 2017 Tournées Film Festival at North Carolina State University: Raleigh's French Connection. Find out more at https://www.ncsu.edu/gti/tournees/