YEMA

Muhr Arab Feature
Algeria, France, United Arab Emirates / 2012 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / DCP / 90 minutes

Winner of FIPRESCI / Feature /Best Director: Djamila Sahraoui (Director)

Synopsis

Ouardia drags her son's body to bury him a few steps away from her abandoned house, deep in Algeria's mountains, where a one-armed shepherd tends to his goats. Tarek, her dead son, has been killed by Ali, her other son, the leader of an Islamic extremist group, in which Tarek was a soldier. Ouardia's small patch of land is the only patch of green in her otherwise gloomy life. Her solitude, defined by tears, while her life hangs between heaven and earth…

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Cast & Credits

Parental Guidance (PG)

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