Upon the Shadow

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Upon the Shadow.

We discover the mysterious side of Amina Sboui (former Femen) and her daily life. Her friends of the LGBT community, who live at her home, have been rejected by their families and the society. Through out Amina, we dive into their stories: Sandra (transvestite), Ramy (gay), Ayoub (gay), Atef (gay and transvestite). Many unexpected events keep coming and caught live…

Director.

Born on the 6th May 1984, Nada Mezni Hafaiedh was from an early aged exposed to different cultures due to her diplomatic parents. Saudia Arabia , USA, France, Canada represents a pool of developments of her passion for cinema.
At the age of ten, her hobby was already assumed, she used to produce amateur films and video clips by putting her friends and family as actors.
She goes to Montreal to finish her studies in business Administration, but soon changed her curriculum to follow her passion for filmmaking. Graduated from School of cinema in Montreal, she opened her production company to write and direct several projects which will be fast appreciated by the canadian community.
On her return in her country of origine, Tunisia in 2009 , she decided then to write her first feature film . What is more intense than producing a map of Tunisian society: Hekayat Tounisia 2010 (Tunisians Stories). Upon the Shadow (Au-delà de l’ombre) wants to express how much difficult is to grow and protect your sexual freedom in a homophobic society where it is taboo or strongly disparaged.

Details.

  • Title
    Upon the Shadow
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
    Tunisia
  • Year
    2017
  • Length
    80′, col.

  • Director 
    Nada Mezni Hafaiedh
  • Screenplay
    Nada Mezni Hafaiedh
  • Editing
    Tidal Zran, Noura Nafzi
  • Photography
    Ikbal Arafa

  • Music
    Yacine Azaiez
  • Sound
    Helmi Belfekih
  • Cast
    Amina Sboui, Sandra Neifer, Ramy Ayari, Ayoub Moumene, Atef Pucci

  • Producer 
    Slim Hafaiedh
  • Production 
    Leyth Production


  • Thessaloniki International Doc Film Festival 2017 – Human Rights
  • Pink Apple Film Festival Zurich 2017
  • Cinema Arabe Film Festival Amsterdam 2017
  • Pride Ouest 2017 Bern 2017
  • FICMY Merida and Yucatan International Film Festival 2017 – International Documentary Competition
  • Afrika Film Festival Cologne 2017n

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