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Fall Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

Hamza Ouni / Feature Documentary / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 108 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Creative Documentary


Mehrez is a bold personality in a small Tunisian town. At 25 years old, Mehrez decides to enlighten his community of unemployed, frustrated youth through the world of theatre. He puts his heart into his teaching, and his troupe begins to blossom. But suddenly, Mehrez is thrown in jail, and his plans begin to go awry.


Hamza Ouni
Hamza Ouni, Cecile Vargaftig
Erige Sehiri, Stephane Jourdain, Ahmed Kefi
Production Company
Henia Production

About the Director

Hamza Ouni is a Tunisian filmmaker who began his career at the School of Arts and Cinema in Tunis. Hamza Ouni’s first full-length documentary, El Gort, received an international critique from the International Federation of Cinematographic Press (FIPRESCI) and was premiered at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, where he earned the prize for Best Filmmaker from the Arab World. He also received the Talent Dove Award at the Leipzig DOK festival in 2014 and the Bronze Tanit Award at Carthage in 2014.

Awards and Festival History


Special Mention, Visions du Reel 2020 (WP – online edition)


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    Erige Sehiri

    Henia Production

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