CURSED BE THE PHOSPHATE

MAUDIT SOIT LE PHOSPHATE

By Sami TLILI

CINETELEFILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

Abu Dhabi FF 2012
Documentary Feature Competition Best Film from the Arab World
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Drama
    • Countries
    • TUNISIA
    • Languages
    • TUNISIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sami TLILI
    • Writer(s)
    • Sami TLILI
    • Producer(s)
    • Dora BOUCHOUCHA (NOMADIS IMAGES), Habib ATTIA (CINETELEFILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • On January 5th 2008, a sit in organised by a group of unemployed youths in front of the Town Hall of Redeyef, in the South West of Tunisia, marks the beginning of a movement of civil dissent, which lasted six months. Twenty-one years after the « medical coup d’état » which brought him to power; General Ben Ali is confronted to his first popular uprising.
      Their names are Moudhaffer, Bechir, Adnene, Leila, Adel or Haroun. They are teachers, unemployed, young people in despair. Some went out on the streets to shout their wrath, others were there to support these young people whose claims they believed to be legitimate. .
      They all ended up in an unprecedented popular movement in the contemporary history of Tunisia, which was called ‘revolt for dignity’
      It happened in the mining Basin, the land of phosphate where the equation is simple and absurd: the phosphate is produced by the region that experiences all the consequences (ecological and other) without taking advantage of it.
      Four years later, what remains of this human adventure? Broken souls, open wounds but also pride and dignity.
    • Partners & financing
    • Nomadis Images, coproducer
      Ministry of Culture, production grant
      Tunisian Television, Presale
      Screen Institute Beirut, Grant
    • Production schedule
    • Start Shooting : 06/2011
      End Shooting : 06/2012
      Rough-Cut : 09/2012
      Fine-cut : 11/2012
      Delivery : 12/2012
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2011
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