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The Jaida

A film by Selma Baccar
World premiered at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC). The film discusses many controversial social issues such as marriage and inheritance.
The Jaida  Poster
2017/ Tunisia
113 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
Editors: Kahéna Attia
DOP: Mohamed Maghlaoui
Production Company(ies)
Inter Media Production
Sami Benmlouka
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland
"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)