Railway Men

Director: Erige Sehiri
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The film received the Spring Grant in the 2013 Development Stage from the Doha Film Institute.
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2018/ Tunisia - France - Qatar74 min/ Documentary
Original Title
Railway Men is a road movie that draws a portrait of Tunisian railway men and women. Driving the old locomotive, the protagonists of the Railway Men defend their own choices despite the risks. By denouncing incompetence and corruption, this film celebrates dignity, hope and resilience.
Nabi Houji
Ahmed Mourad Khanfir
Afef Mokbli
Issameddine Fitati
Screenwriter: Erige Sehiri
DOP: Aissa Amine
Erige Sehiri
Ikbal Arafa
Hassene Amri
Ahmed Mourad Khanfir
Editor: Katja Dringenberg
Hafedh Laaridhi
Ghalya Lacroix
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Production Company(ies)
Nomadis Images
Akka Films
Les Films de Zayna
Al Jazeera Documentary
Dora Bouchoucha
Palmyre Badinier
film festivals
Visions du Réel - Festival international de Cinéma Nyon, Switzerland
Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film (CINEMED), France
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Netherlands
Tozeur International Film Festival (TOIFF), Tunisia
Festival Filmer le Travail, France
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland
Agadir International Documentary Film Festival (FIDADOC), Morocco
Malmo Arab Film Festival - Sweden
Festival Traces de Vies, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Festival des Cinémas d’Afrique du Pays d’Apt, France
film awards
Special Jury Mention at the Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film (CINEMED), France
Audience Award at the Festival Filmer le Travail, France
Prix du Documentaire at the Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck
"There is bravery on display here, not just in the way that the drivers continue to operate trains that they consider to be potential death traps but also in their frank discussions on camera." Amber Wilkinson - Eye For Film