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 Achewiq - The Song of the Brave Women

Achewiq - The Song of the Brave Women

A Short film by Elina Kastler

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2022


Kabylia in flames. Shreds of burnt olive trees dangle from the mountains. In the midst of this devastation, women sing. Their ancestral song, Achewiq, sublimates the suffering. The ashes of the scorched earth will become seedlings that bloom.

This summer, Kabylia has experienced devastating fires. Despite these terrible losses, the Kabyle women continue to survive. We follow with simplicity the daily life of the women of Sahel, who, through laughter and joy, manage to sublimate all their sorrows.


Production and distribution


Full credits (7)

Sound Recordist :

Hacine Mellal

Directors of photography :

Elina Kastler, Juliette Barrat

Sound Editor :

Clément Decaudin

Sound Mixer :

Tom Nollet

Screenwriter :

Elina Kastler

Editor :

Maxence Tasserit

Grader :

Juliette Barrat

Technical details

Short film

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

16 min 4 seconds