Zineb Tamour’s film has been selected for the final phase of Germany’s Meraki Film Festival.
Shot in Rabat and Salé, the director says her film is a “form of protest – on the one hand to raise awareness about Moroccan women’s limited access to the film industry and its related professions; and on the other to defend implicitly the right of every woman to make choices freely, to be at peace and happy,”
The synopsis: Casablanca, end of the 1970’s. Hiba is 12 and mad about art. She is fascinated by this building near her home called “cinema”. Though her mother forbids her to go near it, the child disobeys her and is introduced to the world of film. The magic of the big screen which reflects her own dreams back to her. (Source: Un Poing C’est Court)
In 2017 the film won the Young Audience Short Film Award at the Salé International Women’s Film Festival and the Africlap Special Award at the Africlap Festival in Toulouse.
“Riad de mes rêves” is also in the official selection of the international festival Les Tres scheduled from March 3rd to 9th2021 in Caracas. Last October it received an award at the RedWood festival.
Sources : africultures.com