Bled Dry

Morocco - N. Africa

Abdelilah Hamdouchi | Release date: 24 Sep 2017

When a prostitute and her ill-fated lover are killed in a gruesome double murder, seasoned investigator Detective Hanash is called in. The case draws him into Casablanca’s slums, blighted by criminality, religious extremism, and despair. Hanash’s years on the job have made him ...

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Beauty and the Dogs (La Belle et la Meute)

Tunisia - N. Africa

Kaouther Ben Hania | Release date: 14 Jul 2017

In Beauty and the Dogs, during a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tor...

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The January Children

Sudan - N. Africa

Safia Elhillo | Release date: 1 Mar 2017

In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by height, all given the birth date January 1.” What follows is a deeply personal collection of poems that describe the expe...

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In Praise of Defeat

Morocco - N. Africa

Abdellatif Laabi | Release date: 17 Jan 2017

One of the central writers and thinkers in contemporary Maghreb letters and banned by the Moroccan government, Abdellatif Laabi’s poetry is increasingly influential on the international scene and spans six decades of political and literary change, innovation, and struggle. Including ...

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The Flower of Aleppo

Tunisia - N. Africa

Ridha Behi | Release date: 28 Oct 2016

As if enduring the harsh and oppressive life facing all Tunisian women wasn’t overwhelming enough, the shattering of Salma’s marriage into divorce weighs on her like the death of hope resurrected with the fall of the Arab Spring. Forever giving and self-sacrificing, she’s...

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Zaineb n’aime pas la neige (Zaineb Hates the Snow)

Tunisia - N. Africa

Kaouther Ben Hania | Release date: 8 Aug 2016

Zaineb is a nine-year-old Tunisian girl who loses her father in a car accident. After the grief comes a new shock: her mother has fallen in love with an old flame who moved to Canada; he was married but is now divorced. Zaineb is appalled at the idea of a stepdad and a move to Canada, but ...

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Clash

Egypt - N. Africa

Mohamed Diab | Release date: 27 Jul 2016

Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by their inevitable fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power. Clash is directed by Mohamed Diab

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Whitefly

Morocco - N. Africa

Abdelilah Hamdouchi | Release date: 30 Mar 2016

The traffickers. The drug dealers. The smugglers. They know what it takes to get a gun into Morocco, and so does Detective Laafrit. When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Laafrit knows this isn’t just another ‘illegal’ who didn...

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Starve Your Dog

Morocco - N. Africa

Hicham Lasri | Release date: 29 Mar 2016

After 15 years of isolation, a great Moroccan politician gets out of the shadows. To make his confessions he calls a great director from the old time with her wobbly technical crew.

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Nawara

Egypt - N. Africa

Hala Khalil | Release date: 23 Mar 2016

Nawara works as a housemaid for a wealthy family closely linked to the Mubarak regime. On the eve of the 2011 revolution, the family leaves the country temporarily and asks her to look after the villa. Flush with cash for expenses, Nawara and her fiancé Mustafa are soon enjoying a taste o...

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