Chronicles of my village

Director: Karim Traïdia
2017

Chronicles of my village is the story of Bachir’s childhood during the Algerian war of independence. The film considers how a child’s innocence, curiosity and dreams can play alongside the struggles of a country in search of its own identity.

A village in Algeria, towards the end of the French-Algerian war of independence. The war itself rages beyond the mountains, but it does affect life in the village. The bright, naive young Bachir dreams that his father, whom he hasn’t seen for some time, is a freedom fighter. He heard that as a martyr’s son he will be privileged, but his friendship with a French soldier complicates matters. For this story about the search for identity, Traïdia was inspired by his Algerian childhood.

Credits

Cast / Fatma Bensaidane, Malik Bekhoucha, Mouni Bouallam, Hassan Kachach
Productieland / Algerije
Regisseur / Karim Traïdia
Producent / Salah Brahim Kaddour
Producent / Nazih Berramdane
Uitvoerend Producent / Hachemi Zertal
Co producent / Annemiek van Gorp & René Goossens
Scenario / Karim Traïdia
Camera / Abderrahmane Benarous
Editor / Noura Nefzi
Set Geluid / Amine Teggar
Muziek / Said Bouchelouche, Aischa Traïda
Productiebedrijf / AARC Algérie, De Productie