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Spring Grants 2016
Current project status: COMPLETED

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Nacer Khemir / Feature Narrative / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 2017 / 92 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Road Trip, Identity


A Canadian woman of Arab descent undertakes a trip and hires a guide to help her find a specific place in the Tunisian desert. To encourage her to reveal her secret, the guide tells her Sufi stories inspired by his childhood. Once in the heart of the desert, the woman reveals the reason behind her voyage. The lighthearted guide learns during the trip that his sons have left the country. He must catch his boys before they engage in a dark and fatal future.


Nacer Khemir
Nacer Khemir
Nacer Khemir

About the Director

Through cinema, painting and sculpture, not to mention calligraphy, writing and storytelling, Nacer Khemir has thrown bridges between two shores, between the North and the South, the East and the West. His literary work comprises a dozen publications, and his production is still growing. His artistic work was the occasion of many exhibitions, at the Georges Pompidou Center, and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. He is also writer and producer of many films which won several international awards at festivals all around the world, and has been honoured several times for his artistic work.

Production Company Profile

Wallada Production is a production company for feature and documentary films, created by director Nacer Khemir in 2009 to produce his own films after he co-produced his film 'Bab Aziz, the prince who contemplated his soul' (2005). Wallada Production has produced many documentaries and feature films since its creation, namely; 'En Passant, Avec André Miquel' (2010); 'Sheherazade' (2011); 'Looking for Muhyiddin' (2012/2013); 'Yasmina or the 60 Names of Love' (2014); 'Where to start?' (2015); 'Whispering Sands' (2017). The company is currently producing Nacer Khemir's feature documentary 'Loving Wallada'.

Awards and Festival History


"Dubai IFF 2017, Muhr Feature (WP)
Amsterdam Arab FF 2019"


Best Film, Delhi IFF 2018


  • Main Contact

    Nacer Khemir

    Wallada Production

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