With Oulaya Amamra, Ahmed Hafiene, Fadila Belkebla, Lou Levy, Louka Masset, Dounia Nairi, Soumaye Bocoum, Natalie Beder

It's 2004 and France has passed a law banning religious symbols in public schools. Mariam, French-born with Arab parents, recently wore the hijab after performing the hajj with her grandmother. At the start of the academic year she doesn't want to acknowledge the law and be forced to make a decision. To complicate matters, a popular young Arab boy in school, Karim, starts paying attention to her because of her hijab…

Production : Bizibi
Executive producer :
Jérôme BLEITRACH

With the participation of
the Centre de la Cinématographie et de l'image animée - aide au programme d'entreprise
and the support of
the Fonds Image de la diversité
and the Doha film institute


Awards and selections

Dubaï International Film Festival 2015 (Muhr Short Special Jury Prize)
Athens IFVF 2016 (First Prize-Narrative Feature)


Women Film Festival USA 2016
Geneva International Film Festival 2016
Maryland International Film Festival 2016
Pasadena International Film Festival 2016
Arab Films Festival 2016
Doha Film Institute 2016
East End Film Festival 2016
Arizona International Film Festival 2016

 

Crew

Scriptwriter and director : Faiza AMBAH
Director of photography :
Christophe DUCHANGE
Editor :
Antoine RODET
First assistant director : Florence WEYNE ROBERT
Script :
Virginie CHEVAL
Sound engineer :
François MEYNOT
Music composer : Amine BOUHAFA
Head of wardrobe : Joséphine GARCIA
Production designer : Thomas DUCOS, Mathilde PONCET et Charlotte CAUSSARIEU
Cast : Rita REGO
Make-up artist :
Magalie DUMAS
Production manager :
Angélique ALVES
Location manager :
Eric PROUTEAU