by Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria)
A city under siege. The landscape is white, dusty and devastated. Soldiers shoot stray cats. Carmen has disappeared at a checkpoint. Her daughter, Imen, must face the soldiers' house searches alone. In the house next door, Alia, the midwife, nurses Jesus the cat while Yad, her husband, gets away from it all by smoking tobacco, eating pistachios and drinking arak. Then one day, Amin — Alia and Yad's son — kills a soldier. This single act transform the A-student into a martyr willing to rape, destroy and die in the name of God.
3rd Kulture Kids @ HERE Arts Center, 2014