Café Algerian Haven

Old Kent Road, Nounou, a common man, seeking a better future in London, left Algeria in the late 80s. After years of struggling, he decided to continue operations at Cafe L'Auberge.

Algerian Haven, a short documentary film about a small bistro, where North African flavors simmer. Young and old in London, order the famous "frite-omelette", the sandwich of the humble worker in Algeria.

Our camera, follows Nounou, while he shows us what it is like to spend one day at his cafe ; it can be a place to find work, housing, solve one's problems or even get married. Surprisingly, not all customers are Algerians, Nounou made sure it became a place of encouraging social, cultural exchange and Memories.

  • Sid Ahmed Hammouche
    Aliaa, la révolutionnaire nue.
  • Adel Lazizi
  • Lotfi Bouakkaz
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cafe Nounou - L'auberge Algerienne
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    People, Community
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
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  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Digital 1080P
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Lotfi Bouakkaz