Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKhelifa, Said Ould
Running Time1h 47m
Date Released2012
Publication LanguageArabic, French

Algeria’s entry for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film in 2013, Zabana!, directed by Said Ould Khelifa, focuses on Ahmed Zabana (1926-56), played by Imad Benchenni, an Algerian militant liberation movement leader of the , who participated in the outbreak of the Algerian War in 1954. The film chronicles Zabana's fight to free his country to independence as a leading member of the National Liberation Front (FLN), his involvement in the Battle of Algiers in 1956, and his death at the hands of French authorities. He was executed by guillotine on June 19, 1956, in Algiers.

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