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On the Dock

Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

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

About the Director

Yassine Ouahrani is a French-Moroccan filmmaker and graduate of Northwestern University. He is a two-time Studio20Q grant recipient for his short narrative films and received recognition from the university’s annual Media Awards for his short ‘Noor’. ‘On the Dock’ is his third short film.

Production Company Profile

Haut Les Mains is a production company based in Lyon, France. The company produces both documentary, fiction and hybrid films for cinema and television with a special interest in international co-production. They have produced Anna Roussillon’s documentary ‘I Am the People’ selected at ACID Cannes, Rotterdam IFF and awarded at more than 37 festivals; David Yon’s first feature ‘The Night and the Kid’ selected at the 65th Berlinale, ‘Sans Bruit’ by MML Collective presented at FID Marseille and Doc Fortnight at the MOMA, and lately ‘Poisonous Roses’ by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh which premiered at Rotterdam IFF, awarded more than 16 international awards and Oscar-nominated by Egypt in 2020.


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