Marc DU PONTAVICE (One World Films), Matthew GLEDHILL (One World Films), Olivier CHARVET (Kaleo Films)
1954. Daru teaches local children in the isolated heart of Algeria’s Atlas mountains. When a gendarme asks him to escort a young Algerian accused of murder to the nearest courthouse, the schoolmaster refuses. But the French officer leaves the prisoner and the next morning vengeful villagers on horseback attack the school. With the endangered youth in tow, Daru is forced to flee the high plains on foot. Caught in the crossfire of warring nations, and far from the politics that sparked the conflict, two men are forced to search their own paths towards freedom.