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Tunisia, 1953: 'Abdallah s'instruit'

Georges Derocles

North Africa in the 1950s and 1960s  
Represented by GP archives

Georges Derocles owned a film lab in Algeria in the 1950s. He produced several institutional films and, in particular, one theatrical film, Les Oliviers de la Justice (The Olive Trees of Justice), set in Algiers and Mitidja in the early 1960s and filmed using local settings. The striking images of this documentary-style film are unforgettable: the streets and neighbourhoods of Algiers (showing the presence of many Europeans), the shantytowns surrounding Algiers, and an immense colonial estate on the Mitidja Plain.