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Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Hicham Elladdaqi / Short Narrative / Morocco, France, Qatar / 2013 / 16 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Social Issues


Zineb just passed her baccalaureate. Like all the young girls in the area, she wants to study in the city. But her parents do not even have enough to pay the electricy bill.


Hicham Elladdaqi
Hicham Elladdaqi
Didier Boujard

About the Director

Hicham Elladdaqi was born in Marrakech in 1982 and studied editing at the Marrakech ESAV, the first cinema school in Morocco. His first short as director, ‘Some Feet Cannot Dance’, screened at several international film festivals. Elladdaqi has worked as an editor on various films and television programmes in Morocco. In 2011, he participated in the Méditalent screenwriting residency with 'The Third Hand'.

Production Company Profile

For several years, 1000 VISAGES Productions has offered filmmaking workshops to youth living in the troubled suburbs of Paris. These teenagers are usually of an immigrant background, and are often stigmatised for their origins. They are introduced to the different aspects of filmmaking by professionals, who train them in all production positions. Part of our objective is to make films of high artistic ambition and to change the false image French society often has regarding these young people, and demonstrate that their neglected neighbourhoods are in fact a pool of talent. We also promote a cinema of real diversity, away from the prejudices and stereotypes that continue to stigmatize and alienate many people. This fresh production style brings back zest and authentic expression to the process of creatinga film.

Awards and Festival History


Tangier National Film Festival 2014, in Short Film Competition (Morocco)


Won Best Screenplay 2014, at Tangier National Film Festival (Morocco)


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    Hicham Elladdaqi


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