• In Mansourah, You Separated Us
  • In Mansourah, You Separated Us
  • In Mansourah, You Separated Us
  • Drowning by Bullets

In Mansourah, You Separated Us

(A Mansourah, tu nous a séparés)

Explores a staggering, yet largely ignored, dimension of French colonial history in Algeria.

Suzanne Gauch, African Studies Review

During the Algerian war of independence, Mansourah was one of thousands of communities the colonial French rulers turned into resettlement camps for the more than 2.3 million Algerians forcibly displaced by the French military. The story of these deportations remains largely unknown, both in France and among younger generations of Algerians. 

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Dorothée-Myriam Kellou
Cinematographer
  • Hassen Ferhani
Language
  • Arabic
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 71 mins
Source
  • Icarus Films
Followed By

Drowning by Bullets

Philip Brooks, Alan Hayling, France, 1992/2001

Drowning by Bullets exposes the massacre and the cover-up of one of the darkest nights in the history of France, with policemen, demonstrators, former officials, and journalists who witnessed the events speaking on camera for the first time. These harrowing personal accounts are juxtaposed with clips from the French press, which supported the official lie that only a few people had died in the demonstration. “A must-view for students of colonialism in general and, in particular, Franco-Algerian affairs” (The French Review).

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Nina Kellgren
Language
  • French
  • English
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 52 mins
source
  • Icarus Films