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Brotherhood

Spring Grants 2018

Meryam Joobeur / Short Narrative / Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden / 2018 / 25 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Youth, Family

Synopsis

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. His life is thrown into turmoil when his oldest son Malik returns home from Syria with a new wife named Reem. Malik’s mother and younger brothers are quick to embrace Malik’s return, but Mohamed is uncomfortable with his presence and potential radical influence on the family. ‘Brotherhood’ explores the complexity of familial relationships and the destructive effect of assumptions.

Credits

Director
Meryam Joobeur
Screenwriter
Meryam Joobeur
Producer
Habib Attia, Sarra Ben-Hassen, Maria Gracia Turgeon, Meryam Joobeur, Annick Blanc
Production Company
Cinétéléfilms

About the Director

Meryam Joobeur is an Academy Award-nominated Tunisian-American writer / director / producer, based in Montréal, Canada. Her work includes both documentary and fiction. Her short films’ Gods, Weeds and Revolutions’ (2012) and ‘Born in the Maelstrom’ (2017), starring Sasha Lane, screened in dozens of national and international festivals. Her Academy nominated short ‘Brotherhood’ (2018) screened at 150+ festivals and won 75 international prizes.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

"Stocholm FF 2018
Sundance FF 2019, Shorts
Amsterdam Arab FF 2019
FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA AFRICANO, D’ASIA E AMERICA LATINA 2019
Manarat FF 2019
NAMUR IFF 2019
Alfilm Arab FF 2020 "

Awards

"Best Canadian Short Film, TIFF 2018 (WP)
Best Short Film, Cairo IFF 2018
Golden Tanit for Best Short Fiction, Carthage FF 2018
Audience Award and Grand Prize for Best Short Film, Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2018
Special Mention of the Jury, Clermont

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Habib Attia

    Company: 
    Cinetelefilms
    Phone: 
    +216 70731987
    Email: 
    mh.attia@cinetelefilms.net

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