Narjiss Najjar’s Apatride kicked off the 29th edition of the Carthage Film Days (JCC). A feature film that tells the story of a young woman, haunted by the forced exile that separated many Moroccan-Algerian families.
This year, 44 fiction and documentary films, between short and feature films, are in official competition. Meantime, in the screening out-of-competition section, Moroccan films like Doaoud Aoulad Sayed’s “Les Voices du désert” and Mohamed Reda Kouzi’s “180 °” will be screened.
The 2018 edition comes with novelties such as: the creation and strengthening of the “Carthage Pro” platform with its 4 sections: Chabaka, Takmil, Master class, and a conference around new forms of financing. In the “Parallel Sessions” section, the organizers designed the “Focus of JCCs” where four countries are honored namely Iraq, Senegal, India and Brazil.
As for the Jury, it is chaired by the American Deborah Young, who will be alongside actress Maimouna N’Diaye, and Palestinian director Mai Masri. During the opening ceremony, the Director General of the JCC, Néjib Ayed was keen to recall the crucial role of culture in general and cinema in particular as an essential bulwark against extremist thought and obscurantism.