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by Tariq Teguia


Ibn Battuta works as a journalist for an Algerian daily newspaper. While covering community clashes in Southern Algeria, he finds himself incidentally picking up the trail of long forgotten uprisings against the Abbasid Caliphate, back in 8th-9th century Iraq. For the purpose of his investigation he goes to Beirut, a city that used to embody the hopes and struggles of the Arab World…

international title: Zendj Revolution
original title: Révolution Zendj
country: Algeria, France, Lebanon, Qatar
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Tariq Teguia
film run: 137'
screenplay: Tariq Teguia
cast: Fethi Gares, Diyanna Sabri, Ahmed Hafez, Wassim Mohammed Ajawi, John W. Peake, Sean Guillette, Ghassan Salhab, Fadi Abi Samra
cinematography by: Nasser Medjkane, Hacene Ait Kaci
film editing: Rodolphe Molla
art director: Heidi Tsirogiannis, Michelle Braidy
music: Magyar Posse, Ash Ra Temple, Lena Platonos
production: Le Fresnoy, Neffa Films, Zendj, Mirrors, Captures
backing: The Doha Film Institute
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