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Algerien Anti-Regierungsproteste in Algier
Image: Reuters/R. Boudina

Algeria, My Love - Àlgerie mon amour

February 26, 2021

Since February 2019, millions of Algerians have demonstrated against the government.


They first took to the streets to demand more democracy and protest the renewed candidacy of former authoritarian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. 

The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought the Algerian protest movement "Hirak" to a premature end in March 2020, and even though Bouteflika withdrew his candidacy, its demands are still far from being met.
Opponents of the government still say their country is a long way from genuine democracy and is at the same time plagued by corruption, economic mismanagement and military interference in politics.

Algerien: Erneute Proteste in Algier
Image: Getty Images/AFP/R. Kramdi
Algerien: Erneute Proteste in Algier
Image: Getty Images/AFP

This documentary follows five young Algerians who are all taking part in the protests. They tell viewers why they are challenging Algeria's powerful elites and describe what they want for their country. Their stories are about hope and resignation, as well as the open question of their futures in Algeria.

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