Dorothée Myriam Kellou is a journalist and film-director based in Paris. Her work as a journalist has received many awards, including the Trace International Award, the Samir Kassir Award and the Albert Londres Award. Her first feature-length film À Mansourah tu nous as séparés (2019) has been chosen for the 24th PriMed.
During the Algerian war of independence the French Army forced more than two million people to leave their homes. They were regrouped and placed in camps. In her documentary, Ms Kellou takes her father back to the village where he was born – Mansourah – to record an oral history until now hidden. À Mansourah was produced by Les Films du Bilboquet (France), HKE Production (Algeria), Lyon Capitale TV (France), and Sonntag Pictures (Denmark).
Conceived as a sound-only follow-up to her documentary, L’Algerie des camps is a radio podcast produced by Dorothée Myriam Kellou and Thomas Dutter. These eight 14-minute episodes will kick off the new season of Enquête à la première personne on France Culture. This collection of investigations, some personal, others universal, is the result of French public radio and the Albert Londres Award putting out a call for writing projects.
The podcasts are available here.