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Let the Earth Burn

Fall Grants 2022 - Development Stage

Sofia Alaoui / TV Series / France, Qatar / 52 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Thriller, Crime


Despite getting excellent results, recent police academy graduate Kenza is posted to a remote station in a small town in the Atlas Mountains. Surrounded by misogynistic, unwilling colleagues, Kenza learns, despite their indifference—that some shepherds’ children are going missing…


Sofia Alaoui
Sofia Alaoui
Saïd Hamich, Pape Boye
Production Company
Barney Production

About the Director

Born in Casablanca, Sofia Alaoui spent her childhood between Morocco and China. After studying in Paris, she moved to Casablanca in 2015 and directed both documentaries: 'The Children of Nablus', 'The Waves or Nothing' and fictions: 'Cinderella's Dream' and 'Kenza des Choux'. Her latest short film, 'So What If The Goats Die' won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival 2020, the French Union of Film Critics Prize and the Jury Prize at Paris Courts Devant 2021, then the César 2021 for short film. After shooting a commissioned short film as part of a genre series for Hulu, she directed her first feature film 'Animalia', produced by Wrong Film and Srab films in France, which premiered at Sundance and won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award.


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    Barney Production

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    Sophie Penson

    Barney Production

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