Zanj Revolution

TitleZanj Revolution
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTeguia, Tariq
Running Time137 min
Date Released2014
DistributorNeffa Distribution
CountryAlgeria
Publication Languagefrench
Abstract

This film asks large questions about resistance, oppression, and pan-Arabism within the context of the global War on Terror. A journalist travels to Beirut to uncover the forgotten history of the Zanj revolution in the 9th century Abbasid Caliphate. He meets a Palestinian refugee looking to understand her family's and nation's history. Their quests to find meaning in hidden histories contrast sharply with an American soldier's obsession with wealth. 

Cast

Wassim Mohamed Ajawi     

Fethi Ghares

Sean Gullette

Faek Homaissi

John W. Peake

Diana Sabri

Credits

Written and Directed by Tariq Teguia

Genre

Drama

Alternate TitleRevolution Zendj
Original PublicationThwara Zanj
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