Dir. Dorothée-Myriam Kellou - 2019 - Algeria/France - Subtitles available in: English, French
During the Algerian War of independence, 2.35 million Algerian civilians were forcibly displaced by the French Army and resettled in camps. 1.175 million were forced to leave their home. In Mansourah, his native village, Malek and his daughter Dorothee-Myriam document this silenced memory that the youth ignores, and was un-precedented in the upheavals it has caused to rural Algeria. Between France and Algeria, Dorothee-Myriam and her father uncover this historical secret.
"To deny parts of one’s own history is a well-known act in creating a national identity. The degree of this negation is a truthful indicator of the democratic health and capacities for cultural tolerance in societies. In France, the Algerian War of Independence remains, even today, one of the black holes of its historical recognition." Modern Times Review http://ow.ly/BhA150Bjpec