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Behind the Wall is the story of Nadia, an over-protected five-year-old girl who lives in a Casablanca slum separated from the rest of the city by the wall that surrounds it. She is about to start attending school, which proves to be an upheaval for her parents, and especially for Souad, her mother. Souad remains calm as long as Nadia stays within the shantytown walls, but her serenity evaporates once Nadia transcends the slum’s borders. Then one day, the municipality starts painting this wall. Why this sudden interest?

Original Title Behind the wall
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Short Film, Fiction
Duration 20'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Morocco, Qatar
Directed by Karima Zoubir
Screenplay Karima Zoubir
Produced by Karima Zoubir

--- regista --- karima zoubirKarima Zoubir
Karima Zoubir has worked as a freelance documentary filmmaker and script supervisor since graduating cum laude in 2005 from the Audiovisual Department of Casablanca University. In November, 2005, she attended her first filmmaking master class at the Marrakech/Tribeca Filmmakers Exchange given by Martin Scorsese and Abbas Kiarostami. Over the past few years, she participated in film workshops including the Berlinale Talent Campus, Beirut DC and ARTE’s Two Sides of the Coin. She was also invited to markets such as Medimed and the Durban FilmMart with her project ‘Camera/Woman’ (2012).

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