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 10949 Women

10949 Women

A Feature film by Nassima Guessoum

Produced by GREC - Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques

Release in France : 13/04/2016

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Production and distribution (2)


In Algiers, Nassima Hablal, a forgotten heroine of the Algerian Revolution, tells me her story of a woman in war, her fight for an independent Algeria.
Charming, ironic, and cheerful, she introduces me to her old friends: Baya, a nurse in the resistance movement, and Nelly, a social worker in the capital's slums. Through their stories, I reconstruct an incomplete heritage. By questioning Algeria of the past, I understand Algeria of the present, restoring a part of my identity.
This film shows the transmission from the first to the third generation, but it goes beyond it as well. Each year, I visit Nassima: a bond forms, a friendship takes shape, allowing a rare intimacy.
10949 Women is a film about and between women, but it is also a universal story which tests freedom. What is freedom? What is its price?

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Full credits (8)

Executive Producers :

Joanna Sitkowska, Anne Luthaud, Marcello Cavagna

Directors of Photography :

Nassima Guessoum, Houssem Bokhari

Editor :

Houssem Bokhari

Grader :

Yannig Willmann

Screenwriter :

Nassima Guessoum

Sound recordists :

Nassima Guessoum, Houssem Bokhari

Sound Editor :

Houssem Bokhari

Sound mixers :

Géraud Bec, Shaman Labs

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Feature film

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Arabic, French

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France, Algeria

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1 h 19 min

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Color and Black & White

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