La nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua

TitleLa nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsDjebbar, Assia
Running Time1h 55m
Publication LanguageArabic

This documentary, directed by the Algerian writer and filmmaker, Assia Djebar (1936–2015), tells the story of a woman who returns to her native region 15 years after the end of the Algerian War for Independence (1954-1962). Lila is obsessed by memories of war that defined her childhood. In dialogue with other Algerian women, she reflects on the differences between her life and theirs. In lyrical footage she contemplates the power of grandmothers who pass down traditions of anti-colonial resistance to their heirs. This film by was the first by an Algerian woman on the Algerian War. Additionally, this is also the first Algerian feature film made by a female director.

Translated TitleThe Nouba of the Women of Mount Chenoua
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