In the autumn of 2006, I found out that my mother and her sister Jacqueline were extras in the movie Z by Costa-Gavras. They acted in the demonstration scenes and the film was filmed in Algeria in 1969. I decided to find her in the film.
During my search I realized that every woman could be my mother. I recall different events from our life together that I comment in the video. It can be insignificant details or big decisive events. My mother hasn’t told me much about her past and that gives me a vague picture of her French/Algerian background. She broke with her family when she came to Sweden in 1973. That is why she has no photographs from her youth and it makes my search for understanding even more complicated.Learn how to rent this work