United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Ireland, France
Producers: Safinez Bousbia
Production Company: Quidam Productions
Fifty years after its members were separated by history and the Algerian Civil War, an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians reunites for an exceptional concert. Together, they share once again their undying passion: Chaabi music, the soul of the Algerian Casbah. El Gusto is the story of independent thinkers who prove that the universality of music transcends differences, and a reminder to younger generations that cultural and religious coexistence was a reality not long ago.
Safinez Bousbia was educated in Switzerland, the UK and the UAE. She entered the world of film in 2003 after several years of working as an architect. In 2004, she created Quidam Productions, a Dublin-based production company, dedicated to finding untold stories and bringing them to the screen. Along with El Gusto, her films include the documentary X-KIDS (2004). She is currently in preparation for her next feature film