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Railway Men

Spring Grant 2013
Current project status: COMPLETED

Erige Sehiri / Feature Documentary / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 2014 / 70 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Documentary


Conducting the trains of Line #1, the country’s deadliest, five employees struggle with the darker side of Tunisia’s national railway company in the aftermath of the Revolution. Workers rack up many hours of overtime, the worn-out locomotives are unreliable, and the safety of both the railway workers and passengers is put at risk. But how can these individuals confront these issues when they have neither the opportunity nor the freedom to speak up?


Erige Sehiri
Erige Sehiri
Palmyre Badinier, Dora Bouchoucha, Co-Producer Nomadis Images

About the Director

Erige Sehiri is a director and producer, based between France and Tunisia. After ‘The Facebook of My Father’ (2012), she directed her first feature-length documentary in 2018. Presented at Visions du Réel and IDFA, ‘La Voie Normale’ was released in Tunisian
theatres, where it remained for six weeks. Since 2011, she has also been active in media education for young people. She is the co-founder of the media group Inkyfada, member of the ICIJ, and head of Henia Production, through which she produces films.

Production Company Profile

Les Films de Zayna was established in 2008 by Palestinian producer and director Raed Andoni and French producer Palmyre Badinier. Based in Paris, the company develops and produces films with a strong focus on stories and talents from the Arab world.


  • Main Contact

    Palmyre Badinier

    Akka Films
    (0) 22 345 11 70
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