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Yassine Ouahrani / Short Narrative / France, Morocco, Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Drama


Aziz, a retired immigrant, learns that a new law facilitates his permanent return home without having to stay in France to receive his pension. Afraid of no longer being useful if he returns, Aziz starts to work to keep sending money home. What he is truly afraid of is becoming like the other retirees who go back: invisible.


Yassine Ouahrani
Yassine Ouahrani
Karim Aitouna
Production Company
Haut les Mains Productions

About the Director

Yassine Ouahrani is a French-Moroccan writer and director based in Doha, Qatar. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communication and a concentration in Film. As of 2019, Yassine is the Grants Program Coordinator at the Doha Film Institute. With a knowledge of Arab and international cinema, Yassine also contributes to other programs within the Doha institute, such as the Qumra selection, and the pre-selection for the Ajyal Film Festival. Yassine is currently developing his third short fiction film produced by Karim Aitouna of Haut Les Mains Productions.


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