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It Snows at Sidi Bou Said

Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

Fatma Chérif / Feature Documentary / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Creative Documentary

Synopsis

My relentless travels between Paris and Tunis provoke as many discussions with my children as questions inside me. This is a filmed diary. I embark on the journey of searching the images that nurtured me, and questioning the power they had over my life choices—family images in Super 8, political archives, and memories, all mingle. These images will summon a thwarted dream, that of participating in the democratic change in Tunisia, a past where colonization and Western dreams collide with a future inhabited by the fear of identity assignment.

Credits

Director
Fatma Chérif
Screenwriter
Fatma Chérif
Producer
Imed Marzouk, Fatma Chérif

About the Director

Born in 1975 in Tunisia, Fatma Cherif is a Franco-Tunisian director who has always had a foot in each country. She started as a camera assistant on fiction feature films with directors such as Moufida Tlatli, Ghassan Salhab, Bruno Dumont, Frédéric Wiseman, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Pascal Thomas, and Alain Gomis. She has filmed several documentaries by directors such as Hala Abdalla, Sarah Benillouche, Julia Durante, and Nadia El Fani. After participating in La Fémis Documentary Workshop in 2010, she made her first documentary ‘Sweet Home’ (Bent Eddar) which received the Brouillon d’un rêve grant from the SCAM and which was selected in several festivals including Amiens, Brussels, Arles, and Doc à Tunis. In 2015, she directed a documentary for TV5Monde and the History Channel on the question of the departure of Jews from Tunisia entitled ‘Tunisia, the Jewish memory’.

Production Company Profile

Propaganda Production is a Tunisian company. It was created in 2002 by Imed Marzouk and Néjib Belkadhi. The main activities of Propaganda Production are the production of feature-length and short films, as well as documentaries, broadcast series, and commercials.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Imed Marzouk

    Company: 
    Propaganda Productions

  • Main Contact

    Farès Ladjimi

    Company: 
    Supernova Films
    Email: 
    fares@supernovafilms.fr

  • Production Company

    Propaganda Productions

    Company: 
    Propaganda Productions
    Email: 
    imedmarz@gmail.com

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