Deadly Business

Elkheyer Zidani  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2011  |  Algeria
Deadly Business rather than deadly unemployment is the choice made by youth in Tkoot, Batna, a province at the edge of the Algerian desert, where rampant poverty and unemployment are ignored by the national government. Here stones are cut and polished by the hands of the poor to build beautiful and fancy houses for the rich. After only two years of cutting stones, the deadly disease of silicosis invades these young men’s lungs.