EL RIHLA (le voyage)

Dorothée-Myriam Kellou

During the Algerian War of independence, 2.35 million Algerian civilians were forcibly displaced by the French Army and resettled in camps. 1.175 million were forced to leave their home.

In Mansourah, his native village, Malek and his daughter Dorothee-Myriam document this silenced memory, that the youth ignores and was unprecedented in the upheavals it has caused to rural Algeria. Between France and Algeria, Dorothee-Myriam and her father uncover this historical secret.


  • Malek Kellou
  • operator : Hassen Ferhani
  • editing : Mélanie Braux


  • In coproduction with HKE Productions et Lyon Capitale tv
  • With the participation of Center for National Cinematography and Procirep-angoa
  • With the support de TV2M (Marocco) and Ubizznews
  • This film was developed in 2015 during a writing residency in Agadir organized by the Africadoc program of Docmonde, thanks to the support of the Rhône-Alpes region. The film will be part of Lumière d'Afrique (Light of Africa) Collection created the association Lumière du monde (Light of the world).
  • The film has received the Brouillon d'un rêve Award SCAM*.


  • work in progress

projections and selections in Festivals


  • First prize for historical film projects at a history festival in France (Les rendez-vous de l'histoire de Blois).