Ahdat sanawovach el-djamr / Chronicle of the Years of Fire

TitleAhdat sanawovach el-djamr / Chronicle of the Years of Fire
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsLakhdar-Hamina, Mohammed
Running Time2h 57m
Date Released11/26/1975
DistributorArab Film Distribution
Publication LanguageArabic, French

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this Algerian film, directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, shows how fighting against authoritarianism and fascism during World War II influenced the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62). A young peasant migrates from his drought-stricken village, only to be drafted by the French Army to fight in World War II. When he returns home, he finds that colonial rule has become more limiting and controlling. He joins in the revolt, with his son soon following in his footsteps. 

Original Publicationوقائع سنين الجمر (Waqāʾiʿu sinīna l-jamri)
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