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Yema

Yema

Directors: Djamila Sahraoui
Algeria / France
Arabic with English Subtitles
90 min
World Cinema
Spotlight Africa
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Synopsis:
In an isolated house on a drought-stricken mountainside, Ouardia must bury the body of her son Tarik, a victim of the civil conflict waging between the government and the fundamentalists. She suspects her other son, Ali, a mujahedeen fighter, has had a hand in the killing. And their mutual distrust is evidenced in the young soldier that Ali has sent to guard her. Beautifully capturing the expansive Algerian countryside this minimalist tale of a single family’s tragedy takes on mythic proportions.

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Producer: Antonin Dedet

Principal Cast: Djamila Sahraoui

Film Format: DCP

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Djamila Sahraoui

Screenplay: Djamila Sahraoui

Producer: Antonin Dedet

Editor: Catherine Gouze

Principal Cast: Djamila Sahraoui

Production Companies: Neon Films

Sponsors
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation