Feature Documentary Competition | Algeria, France | French, Arabic | 57 min


About the Film

In the quest to unearth Zinet's memories, from the winding alleys of the Casbah to the bustling port of Algiers, through this documentary, Mohammed Latrèche narrates the tale of "Tahya Ya Didou" (1970) and its visionary creator, Mohamed Zinet.
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Mohammed Latrèche

Mohammed Latrèche was born in Sidi Bel-Abbès (Algeria) in 1973. When he was 20, he moved to Paris to study Political Sciences. Driven by his passion for cinema, Latrèche has embarked on several artistic endeavors as a film producer, distributor, and director. His early films as a director include the documentary On the Trail of Emir Abd El- Kader (2005), a journey through history and the life of the Algerian national hero. In 2009, Latrèche directed the short, L’aide au retour, about immigration and migrants in Europe. In 2013, he continued his fascination with history, presenting the documentary L’Ugema about the origins and struggles of the General Union of Algerian Students during the liberation war and the role of student elites in defending the national cause.


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