The Woman I Never Called Mom

Sabrina Idiri Chemloul  |  AFAC Documentary Program  |  2022  |  Algeria
Producer: Delphine Morel
Fatima, 73, is retired and lives alone in Oran, Algeria. She’s never done the right thing. She had a daughter out of wedlock and could not keep her. And, strangely, Fatima can’t speak Arabic. So she has built her own bubble in the Algeria she still loves dearly. She, whom I never called mom, is my mother.