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Oussama Benhassine / Short Narrative / Algeria, Qatar / 2013 / 18 min / Colour / Original Language: Amazigh, Arabic / Interests: Drama, Youth, Violence


1992, somewhere in Algeria. Omar and Othman, two boys from the same poor village, walk the seven kilometres to school every day. One day, on the way home, they are attracted by an unusual sound: the director of their school is summarily executed. The killer sees the kids; they run away.


Oussama Benhassine
Oussama Benhassine
Oussama Benhassine

About the Director

Oussama Benhassine is from Algeria. He has a bachelor’s degree and has worked as a screenwriter and assistant director on various films. He has directed numerous programmes that were broadcast on Algerian television.

Production Company Profile

M.D. Ciné has produced Yanis Koussim's short films ‘Khouya’ (2010) and ‘Khti’ (2007). It is the exclusive representative in Algeria of American distribution companies including Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, and has distributed more than 69 feature films in Algeria.


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    Oussama Benhassine

    +213 778 172 163

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