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

Spanning 4 months about a housewife who lives in Roubaix. The film revolves around how Fatima’s family begins to fall apart, finding herself alone with her child in Europe.

Fatima, in the beginning of her twenties. She cooks, takes care of her child and does her everyday house cleaning. Gradually, her life begins to change, she worked as a cleaner, her husband abused her, she asked for help, and then escaped away to live in a social house. After escaping with the hope of having a better life, she is suddenly faced by another problem related to the status of her child.

The director was shooting with an iPhone since meeting Fatima to make a semi-fiction movie. But instead, Anhar kept the footage and continued shooting with her personal phone for documenting Fatima's new dramatic changes more closely, in the sake of keeping the same relationship and distance.

At the same time, the film 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
Promotion Jonas Mekas

Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with a multi-ethnic background at the beginning of the nineties. Studied IT in Arab Open University. As an autodidact graphic designer and video artist, her work attempt to explore/open public and private spaces, associated with subjects like everyday life, women, and social media. Through small personal equipment, she allows herself to get involved in more private spaces, building new relationships, shrinking gaps, and questioning the capability of making a self-representation in marginalized societies.

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains