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Fall Grants 2019 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Amel Guellaty / Short Narrative / Tunisia, Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Coming of age, Social Issues, Children

Synopsis

Eya and Sofia, two sisters of ten and twelve years old, are sent to the local grocery store by their mother. They seize the chance to have an adventure in the nearby forest where, usually, they’re not allowed to go. The woodland, both stunning and terrifying, becomes a setting for their games. They go deep inside it, full of enthusiasm, because, for the first time ever, they’re free to do whatever they want, with no one to watch them, just like boys! But freedom comes with a cost. Sofia loses her younger sister in the vast forest. When night falls, the only thing she can do is return home without Eya.

Credits

Director
Amel Guellaty
Screenwriter
Amel Guellaty
Producer
Asma Chiboub

About the Director

Amel Guellaty is a Tunisian director and photographer. In 2017, she wrote and directed her first short fiction, 'Black Mamba' produced by Atlas Vision. The film was selected in more than 60 international film festivals and won 20 prizes. It was broadcast by Canal+ and Italian RT Channel. Amel has just completed her second short fiction, 'Chitana', and is developing her first feature, 'Tunis-Djerba'. As a photographer, she is published in different magazines such as Elle France and participates in various group exhibitions.

Production Company Profile

Atlas Vision is a Tunisian-based medium-sized production company. It has produced several short films including the award-winning Amine Chiboub’s 'Why me?', and Amel Guellaty’s 'Black Mamba'. 
Equipped with an editing room, it performs post-production services. The company also produces commercials and TV content and provides line production services. Atlas Vision is currently developing emergent directors’ features, like Amel Guellaty’s 'Tunis-Djerba' and Firas Khoury’s 'Your Father’s Friend'.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Asma Chiboub

    Company: 
    Atlas Vision
    Email: 
    asmachiboub@yahoo.com

  • Production Company

    Atlas Vision

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