The screening of Chanson pour Amine (Tuesday 30 March, 19.15hrs) will be introduced with a short story by the Algerian-Dutch theatre performer Hakim Traïdia. The screening is followed by a Q&A led by film maker Karim Traïdia with Nassera Dutour and director Alberto Bougleux about the reasons why the Algerian government has never been willing to offer insight into the disappearances. What would need to happen to compel Algeria to release that information?
In the 1990s, an estimated 6000 people disappeared in Algeria. The government has never offered a clear explanation for the fate of these missing men and women. It is a lack of information that would frustrate anyone - especially if your son is one of the people who disappeared. Since the disappearance of her son in 1997, Nassera Dutour has devoted her time to shattering the silence surrounding the disappearances. She is the spokesperson for the Collective of the Families of the Disappeared in Algeria (CFDA).