Saïd Ould-Khelifa’s Zabana! will represent Algeria in the Foreign Language Oscar race.

The cast features Imad Benchenni, Nicolas Pignon, Khaled  Benaïssa, Laurent Gernigon, and Jérémie Covillaut.

The story is about freedom fighter Ahmed Zabana, the first person to be guillotined in the Algerian War.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Algeria’s Independence.

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