Memory and the Sea

  • France 
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My brother and I have a mother born in Algeria. Akice, one of my brother friend, has her grand father Harki (muslim involved with France during the independance war). I want to film those two characters to catch the Story the have inside. Also because they have an algerian past : they both built an image of this land without knowing it for real. I capture their imaginaries in france and their first trip to Alger. This movie looks for different pieces of a puzzle to represent the link that we have with the past and with the place where our parents were born.



  • Original title
    La mémoire et la mer
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jean Boiron-Lajous
  • DOP
    Benoit Guidi
  • Editing
    Laura Taubman
  • Sound
    Elise Piolat
  • Duration
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • FID Campus 2013, Marseille
    • Rencontres Cinématographiques de Bejaia, Algérie, 2012
    • Festival de l'Acharnière, Lille, 2012
    • Rencontres Cinéma-vidéo, Nice, 2012 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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