Short film, fiction, 2013

Synopsis: During a class discussion, Sarah, an 11-year-old French girl of Maghrebian heritage, tells the class she’s going to Algeria for the school holidays to see her father. Overwhelmed by her lie, she doesn’t attend the last day of school.

Direction: Elhachmia Didi-Alaoui

Duration: 16min

Shooting: from the 5th to the 10th of  November 2012 at Pau

2013 : Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux’s Festival (France).
2014 : Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient (France), Mo & Friese (Hamburg, Germany), International Festival Contis (France), Goldenboll Mediterranean Short Film (Turkey), Franco Arab Film Festival of Noisi-Le-Sec (France), International Festival of Short-Film Tiznit (Morocco).

With the support of the Aquitaine Region, of the General Council of the Pyrénées Atlantiques and of the Acse.
In Codirection with the Association Gindou Cinema.

Sarah : Inès Chami
Chérifa : Meriem Serbah
Fatima : Dounya Hdia

« Silence on tourne » in Parc Lawrence in Pau

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