If Fog had Roots/Les racines du brouillard
By: Dounia Bovet-Wolteche
(Belgium, 2009, 53 min)
Screens: Sunday, November 13th, 12:00 pm
A journey by sea from one side of the Mediterranean to the other takes a French woman to Tizi-Ozou, the Algerian hometown of Ali, a friend she first met in Algeria in 1962 while celebrating Algeria’s independence. After his death years later she goes back to the Algerian village where Ali’s wife still lives, and is faced with the signs of their common past. This atmospheric, contemplative, black-and-white film is told through three voices.
Dounia Bovet-Woltèche was born in Algeria in 1980 to a Belgian mother. In 2001 she graduated from the school of cinema at the INSAS in Brussels, where she studied directing. If Fog Had Roots is her first long-format documentary.