Harragas
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Harragas
A handful of people looking for a new life find their journey has taken them to a dangerous place in this drama from filmmaker Merzak Allouache. Algerians use the word "harragas," which means "to burn," as slang for leaving the country illegally, the phrase coming from a common practice by refugees of burning their identification papers if they're about to be captured by authorities. Rachid (Nabil Asli) has been talking for years about leaving Algeria and running away to Europe, but it's not until his best friend Omar commits suicide that Rachid takes action.… More