In December 2015, I started working on a photo documentary project about Nassera Dutour’s life. The aim is to show her daily struggle in the search for truth and justice on the Algeria disappearances in the nineties at the hands of security forces.
This work has begun in Paris and will continue following Nassera Dutour in her world campaign against the continuing refusal of the Algerian authorities to investigate enforced disappearances and to bring those responsible to justice.
Nassera Dutour is the founder and spokesperson for the Collective of the Families of the Disappeared in Algeria (CFDA), and Chair of the Euro-Mediterranean Federation on Forced Disappearances (FEMED).
Since 1997, the year of her son’s disappearance, she has been striving to break the silence surrounding forced disappearances in Algeria; and has worked towards seeking truth and justice for all the mothers of the disappeared.
Mrs Dutour works directly with the families of the disappeared, informing them of their rights and helping them with their approach to the state institutions. She represents the CFDA, as well as local committees in their dealings with the Algerian authorities, and at European and international institutions such as the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Recent Awards and Mentions:
Winner at the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards with: