Director: Damien Ounouri


“A lovely, elegant and stirring look at one man’s sometimes sturdy, sometimes wavering memories of being a fighter for Algeria’s liberation from French colonialism” - VARIETY


During the Algerian Revolution, my great-uncle El Hadi joined his sister in France and became an active member of a secret FLN armed group. Today, at the age of seventy, El Hadi reveals this dark part of his life for the first time.


Jury Special Mention - Doha Tribeca Film Festival
Best Documentary - Latin Arab International Film Festival


Alfilm Berlin - Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Dok Leipzig - Festival Dei Popoli - Sarajevo - Toronto IFF - Viennale

Markets and Forums

Dubai Film Connection - Durban FilmMart

Supported by

Doha Film Institute - Arab Fund for Culture and Art (AFAC) - Auvergne Region Fund - Robert Bosch Stiftung

Coproduced with

Kafard Films, XStream Pictures, Cirta Films, mec film, Lenah Films

Year: 2012
Duration: 83 mins
Languages: Arabic and French
Available Subtitles: English| French
Distribution: Les Films de l'Atalante