House in the Fields

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House in the Fields (Tigmi n Igren)

Directed by Tala Hadid

  • Morocco 2017; 86 min
  • Original version: Amazigh
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Firebird Award for Best Documentary - Hong Kong IFF
    • Special Mention - CINEMED

Synopsis

A remote village in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The winters here are so cold that people barely leave their houses, and the children stop going to school. Beauty returns with the spring, says 16-year-old Khadija, from whose perspective the film is narrated. Her elder sister Fatima is to be married at the end of the summer, and an air of melancholy hangs over this last time they’ll spend together, in the bed they share, while doing housework, out in the fields and in nature.

Khadija likes going to school and dreams of becoming a lawyer – provided the male elders let her! Fatima is supposed to move to Casablanca with her husband. She’s afraid of getting married, of the unknown, and she also wants to work, whatever happens.

Production

  • KAIROI FILMS

     

International Sales

  • ALPHA VIOLET