Algeria, February 2019. A popular pacifist uprising erupts against the candidacy of president Bouteflika for a 5th term, steadily swelling into a revolution. Nardjes, a young Algerian woman, takes part in the movement to convey the hope of her people.
Shot on the 8th of March 2019, International Women’s Day, the film draws a portrait of her as she joins thousands of protesters in the streets of Algiers, fighting to overthrow a regime that has silenced them for decades. We follow her, while her whole country could be marching towards a brighter future.
DIRECTOR: Karim Aïnouz
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Juan Sarmiento G.
EDITOR: Ricardo Saraiva
SOUND DESIGNER: Sebastian Morsch
PRODUCED BY: Marie-Pierre Macia, Christopher Zitterbart, Richard Djoudi, Claire Gadéa, Janaina Bernardes
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: watchmen productions, MPM Film, CINEMA Inflamável, Show Guest Entertainment
WORLD SALES: MPM Premium
The film participated in the seventh edition of Final Cut in Venice and was supported by the Doha Film Institute.
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Festivals and awards
Berlinale 2020: Panorama
Taipei Film Festival 2021
Bergen International Film Festival 2018: Nominated for Checkpoints Award
Visions du Réel 2020
Montreal International Documentary Festival 2020
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival 2021
Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival 2020
Afrika Film Festival Köln 2021
MedFilm Festival 2021: Artistic Expression Award