Narjiss Najjar's fictional film "Apatride" was shown on Saturday in the City of Culture in Tunis, opening the ball at the 29th Carthage Festival (JCC), which takes place on 10 November.
Produced in 2017, this out-of-competition JCC film covers a sensitive part of Moroccan history, including the expulsion of 350,000 Moroccans from Algeria in December 1975. The film, which was attended by a large audience of viewers, tells the story of a 35-year-old woman, haunted by a childhood torn apart by this forced exile that separated many Moroccan-Algerian families.
Designed as a fable, the film aims to resonate with contemporary conflicts in many parts of the world (from the Middle East to West Asia).
Three Moroccan productions are in official competition at the Carthage Film Days, which will continue until November 10.
In the official long-running fiction category, "Laaziza" by director Mohcine Basri, and "Sofia" by Meryem Ben M & barek, will compete for the Golden Tanit festival, alongside "The Mercy of the Jungle" by Joel Karekezi (Rwanda), "Mali", Mech Ekwa Bahango (Congo DRC), "Divine Wind" by Merzak Allouache (Algeria) and "Yara" by Abbas Fadhel (Iraq).
Also appearing in the official competition are the Tunisian films "My Dear Child" by Mohamed Ben Attia, "Look at Me" by Najib Belkadhi and "Fatwa" by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, as well as "Yomeddine" by the Egyptian AB Shawky "the unfinished journey" of Syrian Joud Said and "Rafiki" from Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu.
Nadim Hobeika (Lebanon), "Hevi" Mohamed Shaikhow (Syria), "Icyasha" by Marie Clementine Dusabejambo (Rwanda), "Before Healing", "Astra" Nidhal Guiga , "Lalo's House" by Kelly Kali (Benin), "In the midst of summer and winter" by director Shady Fouad (Egypt), "The Crossing" by Ameen Nayefh (Palestine) and "Nadia & # 39; 39; s Visa ". Elyan Hanadi (Jordan) is cautioned.
"We Could Be Heroes" by Moroccan director Hind Bensari, will compete in the feature category of the Official Documentary Competition, which will feature 11 film productions.
In the program of this category of films are "From Father to Son" by director Talal Derki (Syria), "Off, Ascension of the Invisible" by Ghassan Halwani (Lebanon), "Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947" by Marie-Clémence Andriamonta Paes (Madagascar) , "The Future in the Retro" by Jean-Marie Tento (Cameroon), Kinshasa Makambo by Dieudo Hamadi (Congo DRC), Meet My Father by Alassane Diago (Senegal), Silas by Nayar Anjali ) and "Tranche de Vie" by Nasreddine Shili (Tunisia), as well as "Amal" and "You Come From Far Away" by Egyptians Mohamed Siam and Amal Ramsis, respectively.