“REINA, ABDELBAKI & ME“
In 1962, Algeria gained its independence from France, after 130 years of colonialism and 8 years of war. My spanish mother born there, grew up in Oran during the conflict, before migrating in 1962 to France. The project is a photographic essay and a short documentary that intertwines a personal story with this chapter of history. . By a strange coincidence, the second city called Oran in the world, is located in Argentina, where I live. I propose a journey from New Oran (Argentina) to Oran (Algeria), through a conversation, transnational and transgenerational between my mother in France, her virtual correspondent in Algeria, Abdelbaki, where she never returned and me, in Argentina, around migration, identity and colonialism.
With the support of the CNAP - Center of National Visual Arts
From a conflictive memory and a land of contradictions :
Teaser of the project