Terra Firma

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    Terra Firma

    La Terre ferme

    Directed by

    France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates

    2016

    71 min

    • French
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    A small commercial harbour in southern France. Two sailors watch over ferries abandoned by their Moroccan owners. Young Syrians stop by to load their cattle. African traders prepare a convoy of second-hand vehicles. In this space that opens out to the sea, men, machines and animals transit.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Laurent Aït Benalla
    Cinematography
    Laurent Aït Benalla
    Editing
    Laurent Aït Benalla
    Production
    HEOLFILMS
    Laurent Aït Benalla

    Laurent Aït Benalla

    France

    After studying Russian and film, Laurent Aït Benalla directed his first film, the documentary LES FILLES DE LA LUNE, in 2003. In 2010, after assisting the director of CELLO, he shot MARCEL HANOUN, CHEMIN FAISANT, which was selected at the FID Marseille. In 2011, he completed SUITE ANGLAISE (53′), before directing OMY BODY! in 2012, about young contemporary dancers in Algeria. LA TERRE FERME is his second documentary feature film.

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