Saddie Choua

Saddie Choua (1972) is a Belgian-Moroccan writer, mixed-media visual artist and filmmaker. She trained as a sociologist. In her artistic work, her approach often starts from “documentary” material, mixing in fiction literature, music, theatre and installation art. In 2007, she made the film Mijn zus Zahra [My sister Zahra], in which she explores her own family’s reaction to her sister’s (homo)sexual inclination. Choua was a resident at Wiels, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris and, more recently, at Kunsthal (Ghent).



We weten dat Chantal Akerman vele filmmakers begeesterde. Maar weten we ook door wie Akerman geïnspireerd is? Haar meesterwerk Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) toont opvallend veel overeenkomsten met La noire de ... (1966) van Ousmane Sembène.