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Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Maryam Touzani / Feature Narrative / Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar / 98 min / Original Language: Darija / Interests: Drama, Family, Psychological, Women Issues


Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever. A random encounter of fate, two women on the run, and an essential journey.


Maryam Touzani
Maryam Touzani
Nabil Ayouch

About the Director

Born in 1980, Maryam Touzani spent her childhood in her native Tangier before pursuing a university degree in London. 'When They Slept' (2012), her first short fiction, travelled around the world through prestigious festivals, winning a total of seventeen awards. In 2015, her second short fiction, ‘Aya Goes to the Beach’ won a large number of awards worldwide. Through film director Nabil Ayouch’s greatly acclaimed ‘Much Loved’ (2015), she takes her experience further, first by contributing with him to the development of the script and secondly by working on the set as artistic director. Soon after, she co-writes with Nabil Ayouch on his latest feature, ‘Razzia’.

Production Company Profile

Ali n 'Productions was created in 1999 by filmmaker Nabil Ayouch. The company operates in different areas of the audiovisual sector, becoming famous by producing feature-films such as 'Ali Zaoua' (1999), 'Une Minute de Soleil en Moins' (2003), 'Whatever Lola wants', 'On the Wire', 'Mawazine - Rabat: le centre du monde', and 'My Land'.


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    Amine Benjelloun

    Ali n' Productions
    +212 522949949

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    Ali n' Productions

    + 212 (0) 5 22 49 28 28

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