Sektou (They Stopped Speaking)

  • Sektou (ils se sont tus…)
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Short
Running time : 18 (in minutes)

Un conduttore radiofonico, come ogni giorno all'alba, torna a casa dopo una notte di lavoro, con la speranza di poter dormire. Mentre i suoi occhi si chiudono, la strada si sveglia... Le grida e i rumori del quartiere diventano protagonisti del suo sogno. Riuscire a dormire è un sogno e la sua veglia diventa un incubo.


A radio conductor, like every day at dawn, returns home after a night work, hoping to be able to fall asleep. While his eyelids try to close, the road is waking up…The screams and noises of the neighbourhood become protagonists of his dream. His sleep is a dream and his awakening will become a nightmare.

Algeria, 2008, Color - 17'
Directed by: Khaled Benaissa
Cast: Hichem Mesbah, Zahir Bouzrar, Kamel Bouakez, Nabil Lassel
Screenplay: Khaled Benaissa
Photography: Mohammed Soudani
Editing: Malik Benyounes
Set design: Adel Kasser
Music: Mourad Guechoud
Sound: Hamid Osmani
Producers: Khaled Benaissa and Samir Messaoudi
Production: Patio Prod.

Festival run :
Poulain d'or Fespaco 2009


9 files


24 files


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of