Filmmaker: Odai Alslaiti
In 1962, Algeria proclaimed independence from France following eight years of war and over a century of colonial rule. Unlike the neighbouring protectorates of Tunisia or Morocco, Algeria was considered inalienable French territory, an extension of the mainland.
By the mid-20th century, over a million European settlers had the privilege of French citizenship in Algeria, while the Arab Muslim majority enjoyed few benefits from the French presence.
Larbi Ben Mhidi was a prominent