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Original title: El sghayra
German title: Kleine, Die
Algeria, France , 2019, 13 min.

Director: Amira Géhanne Khalfallah
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Phone: +21 355 6695968

Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

The Algerian desert extends in all directions as far as the eye can see. Many years after the French conducted nuclear weapons testing here, few inhabitants remain in the fading oasis. Amidst the dunes, a gleeful girl plays with pieces of junk, watches Chaplin’s silent films and jokes around with the blind residents. She is the community’s only child. On the surface, there’s not much sensory input, but her imagination kindles a sense of vitality.

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