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Abd El-Kader

Completed - 93 minutes

Biopic documentary about the Emir Abd El-Kader. Overlaying the accounts of African and European historians, the production recounts his story using pictorially striking animated sequences.

Synopsis

Biopic documentary about the Emir Abd El-Kader, who lives on through historical perspectives and political and spiritual implications for many countries, particularly Algeria and France. This story is presented as a narrated tale, illustrated by numerous archive photos, and complemented by animated sequences and testimonials. The soundtrack was written by Mehdi Haddab, the well-known electric oud player, who reinterprets traditional Arab musical styles with a modern twist.

Festivals and screenings

  • 26 March 2015 | Milwaukee Film Festival
  • 15 January 2014 | preview, Cinémathèque algérienne
  • 16 December 2014 | Flagey – Studio 5

Press

L’expression
Euro Med

  • Direction:

    Salem Brahimi

  • Screenplay:

    Audrey Brasseur, Salem Brahimi

  • Production:

    Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel (AARC) avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture – FDATIC et de Tlemcen, Capitale de la Culture Islamique 2011

  • Executive Producers:

    Battam Films, Wamip Films

  • Character design and layout:

    Cedric Deru

  • Matte Painting, modeling and 3D animation:

    Squarefish

  • Original score:

    Mehdi Haddab

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