THE GARDENERS OF THE RUE DES MARTYRS by Leila Habchi & Benoit Prin

THE GARDENERS OF THE RUE DES MARTYRS

A documentary film directed by Leila Habchi & Benoit Prin

2003  / 81 minutes / French and Arabic, English subtitles

 

Close to 40 years after the war of Algeria ended, in a factory workers’ garden, in Tourcoing, city from the North of France, french and algerian men work on their piece of land. These men were the conscripts, National Liberation Front militants or “harkis” from a colonial war led by the french republic.

 

This garden is then, the place for a memory of many aspects, where men who could have met at war or in a factory, get together. Here the growing of a vegetable garden, universal activity above all, which brings them together. Sharing from a distance a common history, considering each other with indifference or even hostility for cultural, social or political reasons, side by side they work on the same patch of land.

 

 

Authors : Leïla Habchi & Benoît Prin

Image : Linda Chorab & Leïla Habchi

Sound : Benoît Prin

Editing : Ruben Korenfeld, Corinne Bachy & Benoît Prin

THE GARDENERS OF THE RUE DES MARTYRS by Leila Habchi & Benoit Prin

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