Touchia - Song of Algerian Women

  • Touchia
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Touchia - cantique des femmes d'Alger | Tushia
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1992
Format : Feature
Running time : 80 (in minutes)

Algeria, 1991. In the city streets, Muslin fundamentalist fever is growing. Fella, a 40-year-old Algerian woman, is about to go out to be interviewed for a television programme. But doubt, fear and pain make her hesitate. Is this the right time to speak out as a woman, to recall the past, to immerse oneself in her childhood of war-time Algeria and tell the dreams, the utopia and the reality of post-Independence Algeria ? Is this the right time to speak out, set free the memory that has been smothered by decades o silence and cry out her fear in front of the rise of Muslin fundamentalism ? Fella turns her thoughts into an indictment of fundamentalism. Director : Rachid Benhadj Actors : Nabila Babli, Lelya Ait Kaci, Christina Fioretti, Dalila Helilou, Samir Guetara Production language : French Nationality : Majority French (Algeria) Runtime : 1h 12mn Associate production company : Les Films Singuliers


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