Monday, June 16, 2008

Hakkar on Akham Awragh and Algerian Cinema

"I saw Algeria again as it was thirty years ago"

May 2008 -Now that there is more peace and quiet in his native country, film maker Amor Hakkar sees space for the personal in Algerian cinema. Amor Hakkar was born in Algeria but has lived and worked in France for his entire life. "La Maison Jaune is a French-Algerian co production, but I would give it the Algerian nationality. It was filmed in Algeria, many of the actors are Algerian and the language is Berber. But technically and financially, I absolutely needed a French production company." ... continue reading

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