Searching for Janitou

Amine Hattou, Algeria

The story of a 70's Bollywood film that was a flop in India and around the world, swept Algeria in the 80's and became a major segment of the Algerian collective memory.

Exploring this unique phenomenon, Searching For Janitou weaves a funny and touching story and reveals through a prism colorful identity sinking of an entire people. It's a tribute to Cinema and a personal portrait of a country through the eyes of a 30 years old Algerian man, in search of his identity and legacy.


Produced by: 

 Anusha Nandakumar


Support:

 During the 2012 Greenhouse final seminar and pitching forum, the film was one of five projects selected to participate in the 2013 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival

 During the 2012 Greenhouse final seminar and pitching forum, the film was one of six projects selected to participate in 2013 Sheffield Marketplace