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Yema (2012)

Djamila Sahraoui - Algeria


In a small abandoned house in the Algerian countryside, Ouardia is back for the funeral of her son Tarik, a soldier killed by his own brother Ali, leader of an Islamist group. In this world contorted with pain and drought stricken, life is gradually back to normal. But Ouardia’s ordeals are not over : Ali, the acursed son, returns, seriously wounded.

Technical details

Genre: Feature film
Duration: 90 minutes
Production year: 2012
Country: Algeria
Casting: Djamila Sahraoui - Samir Yahia Ali Zarif
Script: Djamila Sahraoui
DOP: Raphael O’Byrne
Editing: Catherine Gouze
Director: Djamila Sahraoui

Djamila Sahraoui is an Algerian director and screenwriter, known for her documentaries and awarded for her fiction films, chiefly devoted to her native country. Her second feature film "Yema" was premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.