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Rachida (Amazon.com Exclusive)
The first-full length feature film by Yaminda Bachir-Choikh evokes memories of the worst atrocities of the terror in Algeria.
The forces of violence and ignorance erode but don't conquer decency and enlightenment in Rachida, the story of a vivacious young schoolteacher who refuses to buckle under intimidation, despite her anguish at living under the constant threat of terror in unexpected places. The film also highlights the corruption of an education system that has become the breeding ground of a culture of hatred.
"An urgent attack on wanton Islamic terrorism in Algeria."
"A spare and moving tale." -Village Voice
Rachida is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Arabic with English subtitles.
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Appealing, genuine, courageous! The story of a vivacious young schoolteacher who refuses to buckle under to intimidation. --Variety
Powerful in its sincerity and passion. --Los Angeles Times
Such important testimonies must be seen by the greatest number of viewers possible. --Al Jadid
It's more like a 3.5 stars. The story is a little weak, and does not reflect several other important aspects of that somber era.Published 1 month ago by someone
Tiresome - couldn't make it through to the end of the film. Uneven, violence-filled theme of renegade non-conformist who is out of place in jihad-controlled Algeria. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MLB