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Behind the Wall

Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

Karima Zoubir / Short Narrative / Morocco, Qatar / 2016 / 20 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Based on a True Story, Children


‘Behind the Wall’ is the story of Nadia, an over-protected five-year-old girl who lives in a Casablanca slum separated from the rest of the city by the wall that surrounds it. She is about to start attending school, which proves to be an upheaval for her parents, and especially for Souad, her mother. Souad remains calm as long as Nadia stays within the shantytown walls, but her serenity evaporates once Nadia transcends the slum’s borders. Then one day, the municipality starts painting this wall. Why this sudden interest?


Karima Zoubir
Karima Zoubir
Karima Zoubir
Production Company
Les Films de Demain
Production Company
Les Films de Demain

About the Director

Karima Zoubir has worked as a freelance documentary filmmaker and script supervisor since graduating cum laude in 2005 from the Audiovisual Department of Casablanca University. In November, 2005, she attended her first filmmaking master class at the Marrakech/Tribeca Filmmakers Exchange given by Martin Scorsese and Abbas Kiarostami. Over the past few years, she participated in film workshops including the Berlinale Talent Campus, Beirut DC and ARTE’s Two Sides of the Coin, and Access. She was also invited to markets such as Medimed and the Durban FilmMart with her project ‘Camera/Woman’ (2012).

Awards and Festival History


Dubai International Film Festival 2016, Muhr Short (WP)


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    Karima Zoubir

    Les Films de Demain

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