By Vincent COEN, Guillaume VANDENBERGHE


Documentary - Completed 2017

The young Moroccan journalist Zineb comes to France as she couldn't work in her own country anymore. Before, during and after the attack on the satire magazine in Paris, from being a censored journalist she becomes the most protected woman of Europe.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 58 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vincent COEN, Guillaume VANDENBERGHE
    • Synopsis
    • In May 2011 the Arab Spring arrives in Morocco. This is where we meet Zineb for the first time. A journalist and activist.  We are immediately impressed by her fearless, sharp and confrontational style.
      The magazine Zineb works for is banned and it becomes impossible for her to do her job as a journalist. That is why she decides to move to Paris. There she can start at a small, satirical newspaper called Charlie Hebdo.

      As one of the survivors she finds herself at the centre of the media storm in the aftermath of the attack and willy-nilly becomes one of the spokespersons for the newspaper. It's an intense period of extremes. The world watches as François Hollande takes her in his arms during the marche républicaine.

      But Zineb doesn’t just surrender. She decides to take control of her life again. She becomes pregnant and chooses to keep the child. It is as if she wants to turn her life around: from survival to living life to the fullest.

      Her opponents haven’t forgiven her.