Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances

馬列克.班斯麥爾Malek BENSMAÏL
2015
  • Algeria
  • France
97min
Colour
  • DCP
Asian Premiere P

Checks and Balances

Synopsis

Accommodated in the ‘House of the Press’ since Algeria's Bloody Decade of the 1990s, the journalists of the famous daily newspaper El Watan await the completion of their new offices, a symbol of their independence. The filmmaker’s camera is set in their newsroom as they follow the events of this new Algerian spring, when President BOUTEFIKA has set his sights on a fourth term.

Festivals & Awards
2015 Locarno FF
2015 Viennale