Order the autumn edition here

Painful stories from the colonies

In Mansourah You Separated Us
Regissør: Dorothee Myriam Kellou
(Danmark, Algerie, Frankrike)

COLONIALISM: Dorothee M. Kellou's documentary is a painful dive into the hidden tales of Algeria's eight-year liberation struggle from the French colonial power.

Denying parts of history is a well-known part of establishing a national identity. The degree of denial reveals how the democracy and cultural tolerance of society really are. In todays France the Algerian liberation war (1954–1962) is still one of the black holes in the country's self-narrative. With that backdrop, any contribution to bringing the theme to orbit has an intrinsic value. Film Festival Vision of the Reel in Nyon – which annually strengthens its position in the international festival landscape – deserves to be shown films that just deal with these black holes.

filmmaker Dorothee Myriam Kellou grew up in Nancy, with an Algerian father (Malek) who never wanted to. . .

Dear reader.
To continue reading, create a new free reader account with your email,
or logg inn if you have done it before. (click on forgotten password if you have not received it by email already).
Select if necessary Subscription (69kr)

Wieczorek is a critic living in Paris.

You may also likeRELATED

The legacy of Ruth Maier

ANTI-SEMITISM: Elsa Kvamme's new documentary No more everyday life tells the story of Jewish Ruth Maier, who in no way has lost its relevance and importance.

The urge to be seen and recognized

FICTION: The controversy in the media mogul family over the corporate throne escalates further in the HBO series Succession, which in an impressive and captivating way is able to take the pulse of the present and big capitalist business at its most brutal.

Do the right thing

911 Spike Lee's documentary series, which now airs on HBONordic, is a comprehensive depiction of New York – interspersed with memories, stories and insights from eyewitnesses to the city's largest terrorist attack.

20 years after September 11

DOCUMENTARY: A research team in Alaska has via research and new computer-simulated models concluded that the NIST report on 11 September has been incorrect. Something for NRK?

Grief is how we feel – when a loss is a fact (watch the movie here)

ECO MOVIES: Extinction Rebellion is a fast-growing protest movement. They are in favor of transforming the love of nature and the rage over politicians' passivity into collective action. But what about the political potential of grief?

Continuation rather than replay

CANNES: With The World's Worst Man, Joachim Trier has very possibly made his best film to date. And it is more than just the capital that connects it to Reprise and Oslo, 31 August.