Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Gael Morel's drama Les Chemin de l'Oued (Under Another Sky) is about life in Algeria. When Sami (Nicolas Cazale) causes the death of a police officer, his family sends him to help his grandfather (Kheireddine Defdaf) work his farm. Sami is a fish out of water, but soon connects with two very different cousins. Mohammed Majd portrays a drug-dealing hedonist, while Amira Casar plays a widow whose guilt about her dead husband's terrorist activities causes her to do charity work. She touches Sami, but that may not be enough to help everyone out of their difficult lives. Under Another Sky was screened at the Vancouver Film Festival.