CONSTANTINE – Unprecedented revelations about the torture suffered by Algerian women during colonialism in the farm Améziane of Constantine will be made to the public through a documentary film on the militant career of Martyrs Sisters Fadila and Meriem Saadane, said Tuesday director of the film, Soraya Ammour.
The work that will be presented to the public in 2019, will recount by the voice of Mujahideen Leila Sedira (sister of the martyr Nafissa Belakhal and daughter of the activist of the association of Algerian Muslim ulemas, Laaroussi Belakhal), the torture suffered by Algerian women in this center which has several units specialized in the repression of any action and support to the struggle of the Algerian people for its independence.
This documentary film of 1H30m, dedicated to the fight of these two heroines of the Algerian Revolution, “will mark a stop on the tortures suffered on the farm Améziane which was with the villa Susini in Algiers one of the most important centers of tortures arranged by the Colonial Administration during the National Liberation War, “said the director.
Fadila Saadane, who was one of the few women to attend meetings of zones’ chiefs in historical Wilaya II, was captured in a clash with French soldiers who stormed the secret hideout where she was in April 1960 and was immediately transferred to the torture center of the farm Améziane where she suffered the worst tortures, according to the testimonies that will be unveiled as part of this documentary.
This research and investigation work, launched since 2016, will reveal still unknown sequences of the revolutionary life of these two Shahidate sisters, who died on the altar of freedom, added Mrs. Ammour, adding that several Mujahideen have contributed, by their testimonies, to the realization of this documentary film.
Sisters Fadila (1938-1960) and Meriem (1932-1958) had spent most of their lives in the city of Constantine.