This epic semi-autobiographical film recounting the Algerian uprising won its director the first Palme d’or in Cannes for an African film: ‘I tried to recount, with dignity and nobility, this uprising that then became the Algerian Revolution, (…) I looked inside myself for the honesty of a child, the eyes of the child I once was.’(Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina).
Restoration supported by the George Lucas Family Foundation
This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, created by The Film Foundation, FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna – to help locate, restore, and disseminate African cinema.
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