Algerian filmmaker Yamina Bachir dies at 68. The award-winning Algerian film director, Yamina Bachir Chouikh, has died in Algiers.
She was best known for her film Rachida, the story of a young teacher’s struggle against terrorism in Algiers.
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It won prizes around the world.
The movie, which took her five years to make, was the first to be directed by a woman in Algeria.
The Lumieres Cinema Association said the 68-year-old director had been suffering from a long illness.