MAYNA is a series with offbeat humor that takes place in southern Algeria and tells the improbable adventures of KRIMO and HMIMI, one managing a rundown hotel and a gas station, and the other owning an oasis. Willing to do anything and without scruples to get rich, they awkwardly embark on shady dealings of illegal animal trafficking.

Also present in the region, scientific researchers are investigating the mysterious disappearance of wild animals, unaware that to solve the puzzle, they will have to team up with Inspector AMIMER, whose simplistic reasoning and obsession with his dog make the situation hilarious. A story that is both intriguing and funny, which tells with subtle humor the twists and turns of the investigation: clues, coincidences, doubts, love and rivalry.

A short, choppy phrasing and typically Algerian syntax mark the singular style of the series.

  • Walid Bouchebbah
  • Lamia Kahli
  • Hatem Siradj
  • Nadir Slimane
  • Mohamed Bouchaib
    Key Cast
  • Mourad Saouli
    Key Cast
  • Islam Boukhtache
    Key Cast
  • Habib Aichouche
    Key Cast
  • Tenou Khilouli
    Key Cast
    "Tenou "
  • Sabrina Korichi
    Key Cast
  • Idir Benaibouche
    Key Cast
  • Anya Lounchi
    Key Cast
  • Fodil Assoul
    Key Cast
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    adventure, dramatic, comedy
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F55
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Director Biography - Walid Bouchebbah

Divorce sans Mariage - Play (2015)
Bab Edechra - Series (2018)
Printemps Reporté - Short (2021)
El Batha - Series (2023)

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Director Statement

I've always dreamed of shooting a film in the desert, I finally shot a series, more than a series, it's a project from the heart that defends a noble cause which is the extinction of animal species in our present world .