A Film by Maryam Touzani
2019 - Morocco/France - Drama - 1.85 - 98 min.
with Loubna Azabal , Nessrine Erradi & Daoua Belkhaouda
Produced by Nabil Ayouch
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8 year old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their lives.
Un Certain Regard
A film by Semih Kaplanoglu
2021 - Turkey - Drama - 1.85 - 147 min.
Making his living from gardening and farming in the land he inherited from his father, Hasan tries to get rid of the power pole that is going to be installed in the midst of his land. His impending voyage to Mecca for pilgrimage leads to soul searching into his past.
A film by Agnieszka Holland
2020 - Czech Republic/Ireland/Poland/Slovakia - Drama - 2.35 - 118 min.
Inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?
No More Fear
A film by Mourad Ben Cheikh
2011 - Tunisia - Documentary - 1.85 DCP - 74 min.
After the self-immolation of a street seller, the people of Tunisia started a revolution that would give an end to 24 years of dictatorship of President Ben Ali and gave birth to the Arab Spring Revolutions. It was not a Jasmine revolution as Jasmine does not result in death - rather the cry of despair rising from a generation of graduates. We shall never again have any fear for this new Tunisia. This film is a testimony and a tribute to the people of Tunisia.