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Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar / 2019 / 100 min
In Arabic, French
Rated: This film has not been rated.


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Synopsis

Algeria, 1990s—Nedjma is a free-spirited and independent young student. She refuses to allow the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War keep her from experiencing a normal young woman’s life. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer, goes to university, and sneaks out at night to dance her sorrows away with her friend Wassila. Nedjma embraces life with open arms, but as the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show. During her personal journey of resistance, Nedjma will discover that the celebration of life is tragically often to be paid for in death.

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