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the officer stopped him in his car. Ironically, Naceri, whose father is Algerian, has spoken out against racism in France and this year he and his four co-stars shared the best actor award at Cannes for Indigènes (Days of Glory), which deals with Algerian and Moroccan soldiers fighting on the French side in the second World War. The film prompted Presi- dent Jacques Chirac to redress the low war pensions given to African soldiers.
Film fest needs helping hands
Mick O’Connell, production manager of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for the event in February. Volunteers, who must be 18 years or older, will be as- And finally for this year, some dates for your diary in 2007. Jan 15: Golden Globe awards ceremony, Los Angeles Feb 8-18: Berlin Film Festival Feb 9: Ifta awards ceremony, Dublin Feb 11: Bafta awards ceremony, London Feb 16-25: Dublin International Film Festival. Feb 25: Academy Awards ceremony, Los Angeles May 16-27: Festival de Cannes Jul 10-15: Galway Film Fleadh Aug 29-Sep 8: Venice Film Festival Sep 6-15: Toronto International Film Festival Oct 14-21: Cork Film Festival Happy New Year. Oscar quotes: (1) The Wizard of Oz (2) Dr Strangelove (3) Cool Hand Luke (4) All the King’s Men (5) Gentleman’s Agreement (6) Rebecca (7) Sideways (8) The French Connection (9) Shakespeare in Love (10) On Golden Pond