House of Shadows

Amine Hattou  |  AFAC Documentary Program  |  2021  |  Algeria
Producer: Ziani Boualem
“House of Shadows” follows Khelifi, a 50-year-old archaeologist obsessed with the colonial history of his hometown of “Laghouat”, in his exploration of the ruins around the desert town. Through the eyes of Khelifi and other characters who evolve around him, the film depicts Algeria’s mystic territories, haunted by the ghosts of a traumatic past and terrorized by the fear of collapse.