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The Jaida

Director: Selma Baccar
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World premiered at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC).
The film discusses many controversial social issues such as marriage and inheritance.
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2017/ Tunisia113 min/ Drama
Original Title
El Jaida
Set in 1954, four women meet at Dar Joued, a correction facility for women who disobey their husbands. Despite tough daily living conditions, they find hope and joy in their emerging friendship.
Wajiha Jendoubi
Fatma Ben Saidane
Souhir Ben Amara
Selma Mahjoubi
Screenwriter: Selma Baccar
DOP: Mohamed Maghlaoui
Editor: Kahéna Attia
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Production Company(ies)
Inter Media Production
Sami Benmlouka
film festivals
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG), Switzerland
Cinéalma - L'âme de la Méditerranée, France
Beirut Women International Film Festival, Lebanon
Casablanca Arab Film Festival, Morocco
Festival d'Annaba du Film Méditerranéen, Algeria
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France‎‏
Manarat Mediterranean Film Festival, Tunisia
film awards
Grand Prix at the Cinéalma - L'âme de la Méditerranée, France
"El Jaida could serve as a document of history… the filmmaker who sought to put everything in a single film in this mass return on all events in the fight for women's rights in Tunisia." Directinfo - Di with TAP (French)