A documentary film by Sonia Ben Slama

82 min / documentary / 2023

In coproduction with Khamsin Films (Lebanon) / Lyon Capitale TV
with the support of the enterprise program from Ciclic-Région Centre-Val de Loire
with development supports from Procirep-Angoa and the Doha Film Institute
with production supports from Ciclic - Region of Centre-Val de Loire, Procirep-Angoa and CNC-FSA

with the support of Berlinale World Cinema Fund, AFAC - Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program
this film was received in Residence in Seine-Saint-Denis by Périphérie as part of its partnership with the Department
(Egg)Célérator laureate of the Chicke&Egg 2020 Fondation
Selected to the VdR-Pitching program - Visions du Réel Festival 2020

Mahdia, Tunisia. Fatma and her daughters, Najeh and Waffeh, work as "machtat", traditional wedding musicians. While the eldest, divorced, tries to remarry to escape the authority of her brothers, the youngest seeks a way to break out from her abusive husband.

Festival selections:
Visions du Réel / International competition – Switzerland – 2023
Festival de Cannes / ACID – France – 2023
Fema La Rochelle / France – 2023
Jecheon Music & Film Festival / South Korea - 2023
Camden IFF / USA – 2023
El Gouna FF / Feature Film Competition - Egypt - 2023

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