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The Wanderers of the Desert

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An overwhelming cinematic experience where the aesthetic and the political blend into each other is rare. While the Third Cinema (not to be confused with third world cinema) took upon itself to reject the usual Hollywood ideological propaganda and instead create a realistic counter hegemonic cinema, it remained a difficult task to retain the aesthetic of the cinematic imagination while being overtly political. In this context, cinema of Tunisian director Nacer Khemir escapes the definition of Third Cinema because it is overtly aesthetic and realizes its political objective in the intensity of the aesthetic that it creates, unlike the typical