Film still of the film Zanj Revolution, directed by Tariq Teguia, Visions du Réel 2019

Zanj Revolution

Thawra Zanj

Tariq Teguia
Algeria, France, Qatar, 134 min

In the mouths of the rioters he is photographing in southern Algeria, Ibn Battutâ—a homonym of the famous explorer of the Muslim world of the 14th century—hears the word “Zendj”. Tracking this forgotten rebellion of black slaves against the power of the Abbasid Caliphate, the filmmaker’s alter-ego sketches, over encounters, a sensitive geopolitical portrait of past struggles and current insurrections across the Mediterranean Basin. 

Emmanuel Chicon

Durée
134 min
Année
2013
Pays
Algeria, France, Qatar
Section
Atelier Tariq Teguia
Languages
Arabic, English, French, Greek
Subtitles
French
Production
Yacine Teguia
Tariq Teguia

Atelier Tariq Teguia