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Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Moufida Fedhila / Short Narrative / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 2016 / 20 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Women, Coming of age, Drama, Social Issues, Youth, Immigration, Psychological, Identity


Seven-year-old Aya lives in an inner-city neighbourhood of Marseille. Intelligent and obsessed with drawing, Aya is very close to her mother Meriem, a French convert to Islam. Her father Youssef, torn between his love for his wife and his fear of being banished from the Salafi community of which he is a member, feels he has no choice but to force Meriem to wear a niqab. One day, an unexpected turn of events disrupts the life of this fragile family.


Moufida Fedhila
Moufida Fedhila
Antonio Magilano

About the Director

Moufida Fedhila is a producer, director and visual artist. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and collective exhibitions around the world. Her works are part of several private and public collections. Combining her strengths in artistic direction and producing, she co-founded Yol Film House with several independent filmmakers and has produced and co-produced several documentary and narrative films with partners in Canada, France, Qatar and Tunisia. She has sat on the juries of film festivals in Europe and in the Maghreb, among them the Francophone Trophies for Cinema. Currently, Fedhila is developing Mehdi Hmili’s second full-length film, ‘Solo’, a family drama that will be shot in Tunisia. She lives and works between Paris and Tunis.

Production Company Profile

Appel d’air Films is a production company that was established in Marseille to create, support, produce and launch innovative audiovisual projects around the Euro-Mediterranean region. Appel d’air focuses on developing and producing feature-length fiction and documentary films without regard to any limitations of form, length or technology. The company aims to develop formats for innovative storytelling on new screens (web, tablet and mobile), and to expand audiences for traditional screens through bimedia and transmedia with strong and distinctive outstanding editorial content.


  • Director

    Moufida Fedhila

    Movida Movies

  • Main Contact

    Antonio Magliano

    Appel d'Air Films

  • Production Company

    Appel d'Air Films

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