« An Algerian Dream » (commentary 24th Cambridge Festival)

This powerful documentary tells the story of a man who returns to his country for the first time since 1965. Henri Alleg, one of the heroes of the Algerian War of Independence and world-famous author of thr best-selling book “La Question” (1958) accompanies film-maker Jean-Pierre Lledo on a voyage to Algeria, where he re-encounters old […]

The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art

Edited by Névine El Nossery and Amy L. Hubbell – CHAPTER SIXTEEN – UNSPOKEN ALGERIA: TRANSMITTING TRAUMATIC MEMORIES OF THE ALGERIAN WAR. About 4 artists Nicole Guiraud, Zineb Sedira, Charly Cassan, Jean-Pierre Lledo, by AMY L.HUBBELL (Pages 318 – 321). This book first published 2013: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. https://www.academia.edu/5815312/Unspoken_Algeria_Transmitting_Traumatic_Memories_of_the_Algerian_War

Opinion of New York’s spectator

Bruce says: “Every country has its horror stories. Algeria has more than its share. Most recently, civil war tore Algeria asunder from 1990-1998. In his film ALGERIA, UNSPOKEN STORIES Jean Pierre Lledo focuses on an earlier period. In July 1962 Algeria gained independence after 132 years of French colonization. Thus began an extraordinary exodus, over one […]

TIME OUT – New York. Peter Chiu

This film is actually the third chapter in a documentary series by director Jean-Pierre Lledo recounting memories of Algeria’s war of independence. Despite my marginal knowledge of Algerian history, I found the stories of these real-life characters to be both fascinating and agonizing. Lledo, who was present at the screening, explained that his goal with […]

The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art

The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art, Edited by Névine El Nossery and Amy L. Hubbell This book first published 2013 Cambridge Scholars Publishing Copyright © 2013 by Névine El Nossery, Amy L. Hubbell and contributors https://www.academia.edu/5815312/Unspoken_Algeria_Transmitting_Traumatic_Memories_of_the_Algerian_War Chapter 16, Pages 318 – 321 Relating the Unsayable in Algeria: Jean-Pierre Lledo was born […]

Telling the Untold Tales

David B. Green 16.07.2008  As we wrapped up our interview, on the lawn behind the Jerusalem Cinematheque, I gave Jean-Pierre Lledo my business card, and he in turn wrote down his address in my notebook: His home is on the “Place du 19 Mars 1962,” in Montreuil, on the northern coast of France, near Calais. […]

Festivals Algeria, Unspoken Stories

Toronto. Amiens. Fribourg. Montréal. Tribeca–New York. Tétouan. Beyrouth. Tarifa. Jérusalem. Cambridge. Vancouver. Frankfurt. Stockholm… Toronto Film Festival, September 2007 Film Description and Director Biography The stories are unspoken because to speak them is to risk censorship, banning or worse. In Algeria, recent history remains explosive. Simply to recall what happened during the country’s violent independence […]

About the Movie Algeria, Unspoken Stories

The first title Ne restent dans l’oued que ses galets In the riverbed only the pebbles remain Full-length documentary Director Jean-Pierre Lledo Resume 43 years after the mass exodus to France of the Jews and Pieds-noirs following the independence of Algeria in 1962 what remains of this cohabitation in the memory of Algerians of Berber-Arab-Muslim […]