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Chronicle of the Years of Embers
[Waqai Sanawat Al-Djamr]

Feature Film

Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina


175 minutes

Arabic with English subtitles


WINNER: Palm d'Or — Cannes Film Festival, 1975

"A grand film...remarkable for its production values as well as its artistic choices." —Robert Chaza, France Soir

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Available for online sale
Available for online sale

Winner of the prestigious Palm d'Or at Cannes in 1975, 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. Filmed in rich CinemaScope, this stunning epic from director Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina is one of world cinema's rarely-seen gems.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

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This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact [email protected] for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or [email protected] for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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