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by Merzak Allouache


Nedjma, a young investigative journalist at a daily newspaper, is seeking paradise—but not just any kingdom of heaven. Her research examines the depictions of paradise by Salafist preachers in the Maghreb and the Middle East in online videos that support their radical propaganda and calls to jihad. Nedjma’s colleague Mustapha accompanies and helps her in this investigation which takes her all over Algeria…

international title: Investigating Paradise
original title: Tahqiq fel djenna
country: France, Algeria
sales agent: Les Asphofilms
year: 2017
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Merzak Allouache
screenplay: Merzak Allouache, Bahia Allouache
cast: Salima Abada, Younès Sabeur Chérif, Aïda Kechoud
cinematography by: Hocine Hadj Ali, Yacine Hireche
film editing: Bahia Allouache
music: Yahia Bouchaala
producer: Bahia Allouache
production: Les Asphofilms, Baya Films (DZ)
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