Sunday, November 4, 2007

1st of November: Anniversary of the Start of the Algerian Revolution against Colonialism in 1954

Chronicle of the Years of Embers (1975, Waqai Sanawat Al-Djamr)
Winner of Palme d’Or – Cannes 1975

Director: Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina (Algeria)
Script Writer: Rachid Boujedra, Tewfik Fares and others
Cast: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed, Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna, Cheikh Nourredine, François Maistre
Release Date: 26 November 1975 (France)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria
Time: 175 min

About the Movie: Chronicle of the Year of Embers portrays Algeria's struggle for Independence from French colonial rule. The story follows a peasant's migration from his drought-stricken village to his eventual participation with the Algerian resistance movement, just prior to the outbreak of the Algerian War of Independence. Source:

About the Director: Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina is an Algerian director and actor.