Mutts
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    Mutts

    Clebs

    Directed by

    Canada, Morocco

    2019

    18 min

    • Arabic

    Documentary

    Cooped up inside the red clay walls of the shelter, there are hundreds of them: jostling together on the dusty ground or aimlessly traipsing about, yet ultimately following the rules and dynamics of a pack. In its contemplation of the dreary everyday life of stray dogs, oscillating between feeding times and eternal waiting, Halima Ouardiri‘s second short film at Generation draws socio-political parallels under the burning North African sun.

    Awards

    • Crystal Bear for Best Short Film (Youth Jury) - Berlinale Generation
    • Special Prize for Best Short Film (International Jury) - Berlinale Generation
    • Prix Du Jury Coup De Cœur International (Awarded Shorts) - FIFF NAMUR

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Halima Ouardiri
    Cinematography
    Anna Cooley
    Editing
    Xi Feng
    Sales
    LA DISTRIBUTRICE DE FILMS
    Production
    HALIMA OUARDIRI
    Halima Ouardiri

    Halima Ouardiri

    Canada

    Canadian-Swiss-Moroccan writer / director Halima Ouardiri is a graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. Her first film, MOKHTAR (2010), was acclaimed in more than 100 international festivals has won numerous awards. CLEBS (2020), her news short documentary, won the Crystal Bear and the Special Jury Prize at the Berlinale. It continues its career in international festivals. THE CAMEL DRIVING SCHOOL, produced by Indie Prod and Art & Essai, is her first feature film.