Lounis Ait Menguellet
A documentary directed by Yves Billon.
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Yves Billon
- Release date: 1997
- Co-production: Pégase Production
- Languages: English français
- Participation: CNC CRAAV FAS Région Nord Pas de Calais
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Ait Menguellet is undoubtedly the greatest living poet and singer in Kabylia (Algeria) today. This film, which has the form of a a poetic but austere musical video, illustrated with pictur recalling the rural and colourful side of Kabylia, is like a kind of tale. Menguellet and his musicians interpret their poems and songs as if they were telling a story. They are only interrupted by the frequent applause and dances of a devoted audience who sing in chorus the most popular themes.