Algiers Series | Unexpected Love Story |
Didou swore by his love for his wife. So much so that he decorated every corner of his inner city apartment block in ceramic celebrations of her life. After all it was her dying wish. In the entrance hallway of a European build, he has plastered pictures of his beloved, family members and memories from his boxing days. Didou talks through every picture like a tribute, each attached to a story he insists he will never tire to tell. I think about how his charismatic presence beams so vibrantly and wonder if in his old age the purpose of this all is to help him remember. Didou’s larger-than-life character and story allows for a glimpse of an old Algerian love story in the heartland of a somewhat culturally conservative society.