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La Chine est encore loin
(Wa laou fil sin)

by Malek BENSMAÏL

Photo festival 3 La Chine

On November 1, 1954, near Ghassira, a village lost in the Aurès Mountains, a French teacher, his wife and a local governor became the first civilian victims of a seven-year war that would lead to the independence of Algeria. More than 50 years on, Malek Bensmail returned to this Shaoui village, which had become “the cradle of the Algerian Revolution,” and spent the seasons there filming its inhabitants, its school and its children. Balanced between the present and the collective past, the film captures an Algerian reality in all its profoundly human, contradictory complexity.

Jean-Philippe Tessé

  • Titre français
    La Chine est encore loin
  • Original title
    Wa laou fil sin
  • Photo
    Malek Bensmaïl, Lionel Jan Kerguistel
  • Montage
    Matthieu Bretaud
  • Son
    Dana Farzanehpour
  • Musique
    Camel Zekri
  • Interprétation
    Malek Bensmaïl
  • Production
    Unlimited
  • Producteur délégué
    Philippe Avril
  • Ventes internationales
    phavril@unlimited-films.net
  • Prix obtenus
    Prix spécial du jury - F3C 2008
  • Sous-titrage

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