Fidai

Algeria, 2012, Colour, 83 min

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In Arabic, ‘fidaï’ means ‘one who dedicates his life to a cause’. This documentary looks at one such selfless fighter, whose actions during the Algerian War helped throw off more than a century of colonial rule. Now 70, director Damien Ounouri’s great-uncle El Hadi was a warrior in Algeria’s National Liberation Front. Here, he remembers some of his own acts of armed resistance during the bloody revolution, bringing a humble and human dimension to events that contributed to this most important and inspiring war of decolonisation

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Born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Damien Ounouri is a graduate of the Sorbonne and currently conducts cinema workshops for children and teenagers in both France and Algeria. He has made the short documentaries ‘Changping Sonata’ (2007) and ‘Away From Nedjma’ (2009), and the feature-length documentary ‘Xiao Jia Going Home’ (2008), about Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke, which screened at a dozen festivals.
TIFF, Toronto 2012. Viennale 2012. Hong Kong IFF 2013.

Kafard Films

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Screening

24.08, 18:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

Riots, Revolutions and Reminiscences: Spotlight on the Arab World

Director

Damien Ounouri

Producer

Alexandre Singer, Mathieu Mullier-Griffiths, Jia Zhang Ke

Cinematography

Matthieu Laclau

Sound

Li Dan-Feng

Editing

Matthieu Laclau, Mary Stephen

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