Ask Your Shadow

Demande à ton ombre

Zeptej se svého stínu

Photography: Lamine Ammar-Khodja
Editing: Lamine Ammar-Khodja
Sound: Jean Barthélémy Velay
Color: Colour
Language: Arabic, French

In 2011, after eight years in France, filmmaker Lamine Ammar Khodja returns home and records a subjective report on the Algerian events of the Arab Spring. Using a loose diary approach, he analyses the existential questions of his return. Toying with Eisenstein-like editing, he humorously comments on memories of the past and on the current situation.

This introspective and stylistically playful exploration of the director’s soul and his homeland is full of masterful symbolism. For instance, the scene showing a bonfire of newspapers filled with reports on demonstrations is underscored by the Bob Dylan song Everybody Must Get Stoned.

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Lamine Ammar Khodja
19 avenue d’Italie 75013 Paris France
+(33) 602055741

Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Doc Alliance Selection
Exhibition format: Blu-ray
Subtitle languages: English


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard