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Janitou

Fall Grant 2015
Current project status: COMPLETED

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Amine Hattou / Feature Documentary / Algeria, Germany, Qatar / 2017 / 85 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Immigration, Poetic Documentary

Synopsis

In Algeria in the mid-1980s, during a period of intense political and social unrest, the Bollywood film ‘Janitou’ became an unexpected overnight sensation throughout the country. It tells the timeless story of young lovers torn apart by the bigotry of their families and society at large. While the film has become lodged in Algerian popular culture, this documentary is a journey to unravel this unlikely but intimate connection between two distinct cultures, a truthful tribute to cinema, and an Algerian man’s personal quest to discover what love and repression are in past and contemporary Algeria.

Credits

Director
Mohamed El Amine Hattou
Screenwriter
Mohamed El Amine Hattou
Producer
Boualem Ziani, Thomas Kaske

About the Director

Amine Hattou is, an Algerian independent filmmaker. He graduated from the Journalism Institute of Algiers in 2000. In 2009 he was selected to take part in the documentary summer university of "La fémis" in Paris (France) where he wrote and directed his first short documentary. In April 2011, he directed a short fiction called “Down to earth” which was selected to many film festivals.

Production Company Profile

Kaske Film produces creative essay and documentary films that express aesthetic, innovative, and experimental ways of storytelling. The company’s various projects combine personal and critical approaches to historical, social, and political topics. As a cultural film production house, Kaske Film seeks German and international funding opportunities, and to establish international co-productions and creative partnerships, in order to realize and finance projects, and maintain the integrity of the author's vision.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Amine Hattou

    Company: 
    Libre image production
    Email: 
    amine.hattou@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Mohamed El Amine Hattou

    Phone: 
    +213
    Email: 
    amine.hattou@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    Molly Aida Film

    Company: 
    Molly Aida Film

  • Production Company

    Kaske Film

    Email: 
    info@kaskefilm.de

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