The Algerian film industry was one of the most accomplished in Africa, but since the 80s
and 90s it has almost totally vanished. As the country recovers from more than 10 years of civil war, a new generation of producers, directors and actors are trying to revive the
national industry. By following the difficulties of a film being shot on location in the real
streets and quarters of Algiers, Chouia Cinema examines the deep need for films in a
country that for almost two decades was deprived of images of itself.
Shot as a making-off, the film let us meet passionate people, filmmakers, producers, actors, who tell us their revolt against the impoverishment of culture in Algeria.