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Brotherhood

Directed by Meryam Joobeur
Canada / Qatar / Sweden / Tunisia, 2018 (fiction, 25 minutes, colour, Arabic / English)
Also known as "Braterstwo", "Ikhwène"

Film Description:
"Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point."
-- Travelling Distribution (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Meryam Joobeur
Produced by: Habib Attia, Annick Blanc, Maria Gracia Turgeon, Meryam Joobeur
Principal Cast: Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, Jasmin Lazid, Chaker Mechergui, Malek Mechergui, Rayene Mechergui, Salha Nasraoui
Cinematography: Vincent Gonneville
Film Editing: Anouk Deschênes
Music: Peter Venne
Production Company: Cinétéléfilms, Midi la Nuit
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Quote by the Director

"I met them [Malek Mechergui, Chaker Mechergui, and Rayene Mechergui] on the side of the road. I was doing a road trip. I just saw the two older brothers on the side of the road with their sheep, and I was immediately captivated by their faces and by the landscape. So the project actually started with them, and I wrote the script with them in mind to play the roles (which have the same first names). It was kind of like the opposite of how ... you write the script and then you cast for the film."
-- Meryam Joobeur (source)

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