Exiled Algerian-born director Jean-Pierre Lledo is committed to recording the complex history of the seven-year Algerian war of independence and its aftermath, notably the exodus of a million non-Muslim citizens. The son of a Berber Jewish mother and Spanish father, he traces four centuries of family history in Algeria. He studied film at Moscow’s State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) and brings a critical independent perspective to films like Algeria, Unspoken Stories. The film completes his three-part Exile’s Trilogy and charts the experience of three characters though the war years, highlighting the pluralist nature of pre-war society. His films continue to encounter official censorship in Algeria.
Algeria, Unspoken Stories (2007)
Ne restent dans l'Oued que ses galets (2006)
San Sebastian International Film Festival — Cinema in Motion Award
Algeria, My Phantoms (2004)
An Algerian Dream (2003)
Festival Vues d’Afrique de Montréal — Premier prix du Film documentaire
Algerian Chronicles (1994)