In the north of Algeria, we find a region, Kabylie, where the Berber culture is linked to its traditions. But last summer was hard and a lot of suffering resulted from a fire. Now women deal with loss through music.
Achewiq is a traditional song from Kabylia, a region of Algeria inhabited by Berbers. A poetic chant, originally practised by women and which allows them to say things they could not say otherwise. It is a song of resistance that expels pain and burnt earth. It is a sublimation of suffering. Elina Kastler is present and observes. And so she is also closer to her grandmother. (Carlos Ramos)