Deutsche Version

La zerda et Les chants de l'oubli

German title: La Zerda und die Gesänge des Vergessens
Director: Assia Djebar    → show biography   
Country: Algeria
Year: 1982
Synopsis: For LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L'OUBLI Algerian writer Assia Djebar changed professions in order to recapitulate the colonialization of the Maghreb using French newsreels. The film employs montage to search for the truth in these "images of a killing gaze", a truth which they pointedly do not show: the "resistance behind the mask". The soundtrack brings together multi-vocal chants and experimental music to form a furious swan song to colonial violence.
Language: Arabic
Forum participation year: 1983, 1990
Forum catalogue PDF: Download

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German, English
Resolution: 1480x1080
Size: 70,9 GB
Container: DCP-Interop
Codec: JPEG2000 HC-SUB
Running time (minutes): 59
Color: b&w and color
Sound: Mono
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
Frames per second: 24