Chronicle of the Years of Fire
Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, this epic chronicles Algeria's struggle for independence from French colonial rule. When water becomes scarce in their village, Achmed (Yorgo Voyagis) and his family must move to the city. Soon after, he's drafted to fight in World War II. When he returns from the war, he discovers that France's grip on his country has grown even tighter, and before long, he joins the emerging rebellion.