Synopsis: Malek, the father of the filmmaker, told her nothing about his childhood in Algeria. Several years later, he revealed his story in a written script. The father and daughter finally made the journey to Mansourah, his home village: to see his house again, to meet other men who have experienced the same tearing. Little by little, the film reveals what Malek has experienced for a long time. During the war, more than two million people were displaced by the French Army and grouped in camps or villages. A distortion so far hidden from historical memory, for even if documented it remains largely ignored in France, but also in Algeria..
Director’s biography: Dorothée-Myriam Kellou is a journalist and filmmaker based in Paris. She uncovered in the French newspaper “Le Monde” in June 2016 the scandal of the French company Lafarge’s indirect funding of the Islamic State during the war in Syria. Her work was rewarded with the TRACE International Prize for Investigative Reporting, which recognises reporting that uncovers bribery and transparency in the business world. She was also a finalist of Samir Kassir Award for the freedom of the press in the Arab world and of Albert Londres Award, one of the highest awards in French journalism.