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A father who has a young son with one leg and no other household members must go to India for some weeks. He hires another boy for a dollar a day to carry the son around on his back, to the school or to whatever whims may occur to the son.
Ali, Nasser and Hamza, societal misfits in their early twenties, meet Djamel who not before long becomes their role model. Knowing their weaknesses, hopes and fears, ten years older charismatic and sharp-tongued Djamel skilfully manipulates and subjugates them. Rejected and disappointed by the mainstream French society, Ali, Nasser and Hamza soon become susceptible to his persuasion.
MIEL ET CENDRES sheds light on the story and fate of three women trapped between tradition and modern life in North Africa today. Naima, a doctor, Amina, a graduate, and Leila, a young student, are pursuing their individual routes to an independent life when their paths cross.
Nordine, son of an immigrant, has no choice but to travel to Morocco in order to accompany his father's casket on its final journey. This beautifully observed road movie traces a journey that begins as obligation and ends as revelation.
25 January 2011 changed Egypt forever. The activist Omro, the journalist Farah and the government security officer Adel – individuals whose pasts will be resurrected and whose stories and destinies will collide as they struggle to remove the obstacles between a man and himself, all the way to the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
Fred is a French photographer who works in Tunisia. He wants to do a story about the bezness, the young gigolos who sell themselves to the tourists. He is protected by Roufa, a good-looking young man who sells his body to survive and dreams to travel to Europe. Very permissive with his "customers", he remains repressive with his family, especially with his girlfriend.
In Marocco, Dizzy, Rotamon and Fabia, three drug dealers, are pursued by the police after a failed operation. When Rotamon goes on his own way, Dizzy and Fabia must work as team. Distrustful of one another, they spend time observing each other. Their wandering leads them from camps to oasis until Dizzy commits a murder...
After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. She thinks Salma lives a "dangerous relationship" with a musician in the cabaret "Red Satin". A subversive and unsettling first long feature film.