Nardjes A.

by Karim Aïnouz
Feature Documentary, Algeria, France, Germany, Brazil, Qatar 2020, 80 min

Algeria, February 2019. A popular pacifist uprising erupts against the candidacy of president Bouteflika for a 5th term, steadily swelling into a revolution. Nardjes, a young Algerian woman, takes part in the movement to convey the hope of her people.

Shot on the 8th of March 2019, International Women’s Day, the film draws a portrait of her as she joins thousands of protesters in the streets of Algiers, fighting to overthrow a regime that has silenced them for decades. We follow her, while her whole country could be marching towards a brighter future.

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DIRECTOR: Karim Aïnouz

EDITOR: Ricardo Saraiva
SOUND DESIGNER: Sebastian Morsch
PRODUCED BY: Marie-Pierre Macia, Christopher Zitterbart, Richard Djoudi, Claire Gadéa, Janaina Bernardes
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: watchmen productions, MPM Film, CINEMA Inflamável, Show Guest Entertainment

The film participated in the seventh edition of Final Cut in Venice and was supported by the Doha Film Institute.

„a unique perspective…“

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Festivals and awards

Berlinale 2020: Panorama
Taipei Film Festival 2021
IDFA 2020
Bergen International Film Festival 2018:
Nominated for Checkpoints Award
Visions du Réel 2020
Montreal International Documentary Festival 2020
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival 2021

Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival 2020
Afrika Film Festival Köln 2021
MedFilm Festival 2021:
Artistic Expression Award