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The Bird's Placebo

Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRE-PRODUCTION

Rami Jarboui / Short Narrative / Tunisia, Germany, Qatar / 24 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation


After his legs are amputated while trying to cross the Mediterranean, Yahya, a young Tunisian man from a poor neighbourhood, has a strange encounter with a bearded man and is reincarnated into a bird.


Rami Jarboui
Rami Jarboui
Sarra Ben-Hassen (Instinct Bleu, Tunisia), Meryam Joobeur (Instinct Bleu, Tunisia), Maximilian Becht (Cosmos Films, Germany)

About the Director

Emerging filmmaker Rami Jarboui was born in Tunis in 1990. He graduated in Multimedia at the ISAMM in Tunis where he studied animation. He directed the short film 'Soup' which received the International Grand Prix 2017 at the Mobile Film Festival in Paris. Also in 2017, he directed the experimental short 'Eidos' which was selected at the experimental festival of Berlin, the alternative film festival of Chicago and the JCC (Carthage Film Days). He is currently in pre-production for his short fiction 'A Success Story' which received funding from the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and OIF.

Production Company Profile

Instinct Bleu is a Tunisian based film company founded in 2019 by the independent Tunisian producer Sarra Ben Hassen with the Academy-award nominee Tunisian filmmaker Meryam Joobeur. The company aims to employ producer’s Sarra Ben Hassen twenty years of experience in the Tunisian film industry to guide the new generation of Tunisian filmmakers through an approach of sincerity and freedom of creation. Instinct Bleu is currently developing shorts, documentaries and features by emerging Tunisian talents including Meryam Joobeur’s first feature ‘Motherhood’, a co-production with Midi La Nuit (Canada), and Tanit Films (France).


  • Main Contact

    Sarra Ben Hassen

    Instinct Bleu
    +216 22 54 59 81

  • Production Company

    Instinct Bleu

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