Their Algeria

Leur Algérie

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Lina Soualem, 2019, France, Algeria, Switzerland, 72 min, DCP, color
With Aïcha Soualem, Mabrouk Soualem, and Zinedine Soualem
In Arab and French with English subtitles

After 62 years of living together, Lina’s grandparents, Aïcha and Mabrouk, have decided to separate. Over 60 years prior, they traveled from Algeria to Thiers, a small medieval town in the middle of France. Together, they have experienced the chaotic immigrant life. For Lina, their separation is an opportunity to question their long journey of exile, and their silence.

We go from a personal story to a depiction of current society. Their Algeria has universal resonance.”- Eithne O’Neill, Positif