Mami, La Moula
Anhar Salem (SA)
Mami, La Moula
Film -

Fatima, a housewife in the beginning of her twenties, lives in Roubaix with her child and husband. She cooks, takes care of her child and does her everyday house cleaning. Gradually, her life begins to change, she works as a cleaner to gain money, her husband abuses her and decides to leave, she asks for a help and escape away from Roubaix and live in a social house by a non-profit organization.

After Fatima thought that she will have a better life after leaving her husband, she faced another problem related to an investigation concerning the status of her child, she waits for the result while she consoles herself by meeting a new boyfriend and calling old friends with a profoundly feeling of loneliness and helplessness.

The director was shooting with her iPhone since the beginning to make a semi-fiction movie, but instead, she continued shooting with her personal phone to keep the same relationship and distance to document her new dramatic changes more closely.

In the same time, the filme tries to emphasize Fatima’s emotional/occasional status throughout the film by using more vivid images, connected to her situation, places and old memories as an ex-dancer back in Algeria.

Special Thanks:
Théâtre du Nord
Saudi Art Council
Saudi Ministry of Culture
Acte Académie

Béla Tarr - François Bonenfant - Laurent Delplanque - Cindy Coutant - Antoine Granier - Kendra McLaughlin - Ammar Berkani Sara Abuabdullah - Lawand Attar - Asaad Badawi - Ansam Salem - Hocine Mebarki - Hyder Helo - Jean Weustenraad - Kyoko Kasuya - Ugo Arsac - Vir Andres Hera - Sylvain Prandi - Imene Amara

Anhar Salem
Anhar Salem Arabie saoudite

Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with a multi-ethnic background at the beginning of the nineties. Autodidact graphic designer and video artist. Her works attempt to explore/open public and private spaces, concerning subjects like everyday life, women, social media and body. Through her personal equipment, she allows her to involve in such spheres, building new relationships, shrinking gaps and question the capability of making a self-representation in this current globalized world.

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains