Ali in Wonderland exposes in plain sight the condition of the female and male immigrant workers in and around Paris in the 1970s. It is a raging cry to French society, that wonderland where exploitation and racism thrive, where domination and the colonial spirit live on.
A dazzling work that is at once a documentary, a collage, and a solidarity call, Abouda and Bonnamy’s film is a howl against the racist exploitation of Algerian migrant laborers in 1970s France. Radical in both form and content, this forgotten triumph, now gorgeously restored, is essential viewing.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada
Agnès Varda, 2008, France