Andi Hulm - I Have A Dream

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | Algiers, Algeria

Click here to watch the promo clip for "Andi Hulm" / "I Have A Dream"
At last, the big day has finally arrived!

Tonight is the official premier of "Andi Hulm" ("عندي حلم" or "I Have A Dream"), Algeria's first entrepreneurship reality television show. I serve as the show's host, and thus have the surreal privilege of appearing in many of the show's promotional materials, sometimes sprinkled in fairy dust (see above). Who ever said all those years spent struggling through Arabic class wouldn't lead anywhere?

Across 10 episodes, the show tracks the progress of 60 young Algerian aspiring entrepreneurs as they complete a series of increasingly difficult, high-energy challenges. Along the way, jury members whittle down the group until just a few standout finalists—then one final grand prize winner—remain. As the stakes rise you will see numerous surprises, moments of ecstatic joy and profound disappointment, and much more.

With any luck, the show will earn a wide following here in Algeria and spark greater discussion about the prospects young Algerians face as they work to realize their dreams in life. That's the hope, at least, of the show's creators at the US Embassy in Algiers, along with project partners World Learning, the American Chamber of Commerce in Algeria, and Wellcom Advertising. It was also the hope that motivated me and everyone else involved to persevere through four exhausting weeks of filming last fall, and through the many months of work required before and after in order to reach this day. We hope you watch and enjoy.

"Andi Hulm" will air nationwide in Algeria tonight, February 8 at 21:30 on Ennahar TV, and every Saturday thereafter at the same time for the next 10 weeks. For viewers outside the country, stay tuned here to watch online each week. (The show is primarily in Algerian Arabic but the online videos will include English subtitles.)

For more background, see "Andrew Here, Announcing "Andi Hulm'" and "New Reality TV Show Will Support Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs in Algeria", or watch the show's trailer here:


Episode 1 is now available here (English subtitles still pending):

Episode 2 is now available here (English subtitles still pending):

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