WorldCat Identities

Bachir-Chouikh, Yamina 1954-

Works: 5 works in 35 publications in 6 languages and 558 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Social problem films  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Editor, Author, Director, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yamina Bachir-Chouikh
Rachida by Yamina Bachir-Chouikh( Visual )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full-length feature film by Yamina Bachir evokes memories of the worst atrocities of the terror in Algeria. The young teacher Rachida is teaching at a school in Algiers, when she is stopped in the street by a group of youths who demand she take a bomb and place it in the school. She recognizes one of the terrorists and refuses. Then she is cold-bloodedly shot and left for dead. Miraculously, she survives. To recover, she hides with her mother in a village far from the city. But terrorism is unavoidable there too. There are no safe havens in Algeria. Rachida is a moving story about a community -- and above all about the women in it -- under the threat of terror. It's a world where you can be kidnapped, raped, shot, where an unmarried woman with a scar on her belly can't go to a bathhouse, because people might think she has had a Caesarean."--2003 International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Daratt = Dry season by Mahamat Saleh Haroun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'arche du desert: A Romeo and Juliet story of two young lovers whose families are bitter rivals, and who seek refuge in a cave amid extremist political violence
The desert ark by Mohamed Chouikh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet in the Algerian desert. Amin and Myriam are secretly in love. Their families are rivals and when their relationship is discovered, conflict is inevitable. In the quiet atmosphere of the palm groves, the two communities have long nurtured the seeds of discord and hatred. The persecution is the first signal of inevitable evil
Rachida( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global lens African studies DVD set : discussion guides by Global Film Initiative( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guides for the ten films in the Global lens African studies series
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.33 for Rachida / ... to 0.94 for Rachida ...)

Alternative Names
Bachir Chouikh, Yamina

Bachir, Yamina

Bachir Yamina 1954-....

Chouikh, Yamina Bachir- 1954-

Yamina Bachir

Yamina Bachir Algerian film director and screenwriter

Yamina Bachir algerische Filmregisseurin

Yamina Bachir Directora y guinista de cine argelina

Yamina Bachir filmregisseuse uit Algerije

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