Volume 2, Numéro 1, Pages 39-44
Authors : Benchennane Djamila .
The war has made children’s life slipped away from them. In any war, children encountered hardships and violence that forced them to grow up quickly. Despite their young age, they found themselves responsable: they took up jobs that their fathers or brothers had left vacant or those that their mothers could not manage alone as the household. At the same time they participated by playing major roles in the revolution, they fought against the colonialist and defended their country. This paper is going to deal briefly with children of the Algerian revolution comparing the different heros either in novels or in movies. It will do so by taking some examples such as Maamer in the novel ‘’ le village des asphodèles’’ of Ali boumahdi, Mouh and Akli of ‘’La colline oubliée’’ by Mouloud mammeri, Mokran in ‘’ La Colline oubliée’’ and Mourad in ‘The children of November’’ by Moussa Haddad . The aim of this paper is to focus on ‘’Mourad’’ in ‘The children of November’’ by Moussa Haddad explaining the cinematic discourse that Moussa Haddad had used in the film to make this hero emerge successfully and be so brillant in accomplishing his duty. He also gives us more than just a society at war with itself and its oppressor. It shows a traditional society undergoing change and what this change means, notably for its children. Moreover, the many different descriptions of children’s lives. These children heros who have sacrified their lives in order to see their country free. How the war has made of such people strong enough to resist the cold, hunger, illness and torture.
The war - violence - children - the cinematic discourse