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

Duration
134 min
Year
2013
Country
Algeria, France, Qatar
Section
Atelier Tariq Teguia
Languages
Arabic, Greek, French, English
Subtitles
French
Production
Yacine TeguiaTariq Teguia

Atelier Tariq Teguia

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