Documentary - Completed 2017

Documentary Rue de la Victoire is a bearer of hope for young people dreaming to rise above their conditions. Through the circus, Mohamed Dhiaa Garbi, Tunisian, gradually freed himself from the others’ opinions as he reconstructs his identity.

& Awards

El Gouna 2017
Official Selection
Hot Docs 2017
Official Selection
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands 2017
Official Selection
Arab Film Festival Tübingen, Germany 2017
Official Selection
FIDADOC, Agadir, Morocco 2017
Official Selection
Tripoli Docudays 2018, Tripoli, Lebanon 2018
Public Award
Tripoli Docudays 2018, Tripoli, Lebanon 2018
Official Selection
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Canada 2018
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Frédérique COURNOYER LESSARD
    • Writer(s)
    • Frédérique COURNOYER LESSARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Catherine CHAGNON (Microclimat Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Mohamed is a young, passionate Tunisian devoted to his work as a circus performer. Living life on his own terms and rebelling from his family’s emphasis on
      culture and tradition, Mohamed is determined to make sacrifices for his future as a trapeze artist. After years of training at the circus school in Tunisia, it closes down,
      forcing Mohamed to migrate to France to continue perfecting his act. His new environment allows him the freedom to train and perform, to feel independent and
      free. He’s hopeful for a future that in Tunisia seemed so bleak. But after a while, he realizes adjusting to life in France has its challenges. While the circus fills a large
      part of his heart, he still longs for the friends, family and community he left behind. Through a playful interpretation of Mohamed’s life and inner-child, we’re taken on a whimsical literal and personal journey.
    • Partners & financing
    • Microclimat Films (Canada), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, NFB-ACIC, Ici RDI, Post-Moderne; LOJIQ
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2014
    • End of shooting
    • Apr 30, 2014