OPERATION MEDINAH

animation series

Summary

Algiers, 1955. The war has not reached the city yet.
Lyes, Ahmed, Philippe and Khadidja are four kids between 10 and 12. Malek, Khadidja’s big brother and her only family in Algiers, is arrested after a confrontation with the police at the market. Lyes, a resourceful street child, witnesses the scene and takes Khadidja in. From their shack on Casbah’s roofs, the children will make everything possible to help Khadidja face this situation. Exploring the city, they’ll try to discover what’s hidden behind the mysterious notebook found in Malek’s belongings.

Credits

Animation for kids
6x26 minutes

Created by : Alice Zeniter, Alice Carré
Written by : Alice Zeniter, Alice Carré, Marie De Banville, Jean Regnaud
Directed by: Antoine Colomb
Historic council : mine Khaled
Artistic direction : Elodie Remy
Characters: Marine Verhnes
Set design: Benoît Ciarlo

Co-produced with France Télévisions
Supported by: CNC and Procirep