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Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage

Chahine Fellahi / Short Documentary / Morocco, Qatar / 25 min / Original Language: Darija, French / Interests: Women, History, Identity, Docufiction, Creative Documentary


‘Aziza’ is a documentary on the place that women occupy in the history of decolonization in Morocco. This project interrogates the ways in which official accounts of this history exclude the contribution of women in these struggles. The subject is approached from a personal and autobiographical perspective, the departing point being the recent passing of the director’s grandmother. Tracing a genealogy of resistance, the film collects oral testimonies of different generations of women from the director’s family.


Chahine Fellahi
Chahine Fellahi
Tawfik Smaoui

About the Director

Chahine Fellahi is a Moroccan visual artist and filmmaker based in London. Combining analog and digital tools, her interdisciplinary practice explores the potential of images to operate as sensual sites of inter-corporeal and inter-subjective encounters. Chahine studied Documentary film and Philosophy, obtaining an MA from Goldsmiths University in 2016 and an MA at King’s College London in 2018. Her work has been screened locally and internationally, including at the San Francisco Arab Film Festival (2019) and Kaleidoskop Film festival in Vienna (2020).


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