La nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua

TitleLa nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsDjebar, Assia
Running Time1h 56m
Publication LanguageArabic, French

This documentary, directed by the Algerian writer and filmmaker, Assia Djebar (1936–2015), tells the story of a woman who returns to her native region 15 years after the end of the Algerian War. Lila is obsessed by memories of the War for Independence that defined her childhood (1954–62). In dialogue with other Algerian women, she reflects on the differences between her life and theirs. In lyrical footage she contemplates the power of grandmothers who pass down traditions of anti-colonial resistance to their heirs. This documentary by Djebar was the first by an Algerian woman on the Algerian War.

Original PublicationNawbat al-nisa bi-jabal Shunwah /
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