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Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage
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Dalila Ennadre / Feature Documentary / Morocco, Algeria, France, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / 2012 / 81 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Documentary, Youth, Immigration, Identity

Synopsis

This film is a cry from the heart of the Medina of Casablanca for its inhabitants and their memory but, above all, for a more humanitarian world. At night, the Medina is embodied by the figure of a draped woman who rides through the alleys. Her mysterious voice comes out of the silence, speaking to the world she once welcomed with open arms; a world which has betrayed her through a stifling economic environment. Her testimony and that of its inhabitants will feed the narrative structure of the film in a poetic way, mixing magic and reality.

Credits

Director
Dalila Ennadre
Screenwriter
Dalila Ennadre
Producer
Khalid Djilali, Jose Reynes

About the Director

Dalila Ennadre was born in Casablanca in 1966. After growing up in Paris, she lived in Guyana, Germany, Morocco and Canada. In Montreal, she directed her first documentary film, ‘By the Grace of Allah’ (1987). Upon returning to Paris in 1996, she directed several documentary films, which received awards from various international film festivals.

Production Company Profile

When DJINN House was founded in 1995, it was one of few production companies that emerged in post-war Lebanon, and it quickly became a reference for the local film industry, producing feature and short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. In 2000, DJINN House specialized in post-production while maintaining a production activity. Djinn House Works closely with independent filmmakers in order to make quality films while respecting the identity of each project. Its credits include titles as « Embers » by Tamara Stepanyan, “Vulnerable” by Reine Mitri, “L’avocat de la terreur” by Barbet Shroeder (Line Producer, Lebanon part), “The last man” by Ghassan Salhab, “Civilized” by Randa Chahal, “Beirut – Algiers” by Merzak Alwache, “Le bal du triomphe de l’amour” by Milka Assaf, “Autour de la maison rose” by Joanna Hadjitomas & Khalil Joreije.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Dubai International Film Festival 2013, in Muhr Arab Documentary Category (UAE)

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Dalila Ennadre

    Company: 
    Label Video
    Email: 
    dalila.ennadre@gmail.com

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