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RACHIDA (2002)

Yamina Bachir-Chouikh - Algeria


During the black decade, Rachida, a young schoolteacher from Algiers, was violently attacked by a band of terrorists, among whom one of her former students. He orders her to put a bomb in her school, but she refuses to comply and is shot. She survives and takes refuge, with her mother, in a small village. But violence still reigns everywhere.

Technical details

Genre: Feature film
Duration: 100 minutes
Production year: 2002
Country: Algeria
Casting: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messaouden
Script: Yamina Bachir-Chouikh
DOP: Mustafa Ben Mihoub
Editing: Cécile Andreotti Yamina Bachir-Chouikh
Director: Yamina Bachir-Chouikh

Yamina Bachir-Chouikh is an Algerian editor, scriptwriter and director, born in Algiers on March 20, 1954. She made her debut in the cinema in 1973 by enrolling at the National Center of Algerian Cinema. Her first directed film «Rachida» (2002) will be internationally acclaimed.