Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
A couple mourns the tragic loss of a child. Isolated in the harsh conditions of the desert landscape, they try to overcome the pain and come to terms with their grief. A story of two solitary quests for reconciliation and survival.
- Karim Souaki
- Karim Souaki
- Chawki Al Majari, Ala Eddine Slim
About the Director
Born in Tunis in 1977, Karim Souaki studied cinema at the École des Arts et du Cinéma and made two short documentaries – ‘Qui aime la vie?’ (2004); and ‘Histoire d’une femme’ (2008), which won the Bronze Medal at the Kélibia Festival of Amateur Films – before having his first full-length film, ‘Silence’, selected for the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage in 2008.
Production Company Profile
Created in 2005, Exit Productions has produced almost 20 films. The company is well known for producing the work of the young, independent generation of Tunisian filmmakers, and for its innovative approach to filmmaking methods. Exit’s films have been screened in more than 100 festivals worldwide, among them the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and FIDMarseille; have won 11 awards, including the best prize in the history of Tunisian documentary filmmaking for ‘Babylon’ (2012) from FIDMarseille; and have been programmed by contemporary art centres including the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. In addition to its films, Exit has produced corporate films, advertising spots, and media coverage productions. The company has also worked with many Tunisian and international NGOs.
Awards and Festival History
Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012, in Arab Short Film competition (Qatar)