This film recounts the director's return to his homeland, Algeria, after an absence of 30 years. Camera in hand, he follows pho- tographer Michael von Graffenried, who set out to find the Algerians he had photographed between 1991 and 2000 without them knowing it. he wants to look for those faces and to know the people shown in fine exhibitions, to understand the recent past of a country. A contradictory, complex look, reflection of a country where laughter and tears mix. A journey by images through the memories of a forgotten tragedy.