Cultural Partner

Principal Partner



Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Brotherhood (الإخوان)

Ajyal Competition

Meryam Joobeur / Short Narrative / Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden / 2018 / 25 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, English / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Youth, Family
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Screenings

  • Playing in: Resilience
  • Sun, Dec 2, 07:00 PM, Katara Building 16, Opera House (K16-OH)
    Tickets sales closed

Synopsis

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. His life is thrown into turmoil when his oldest son Malik returns home from Syria with a new wife named Reem. Malik’s mother and younger brothers are quick to embrace Malik's return, but Mohamed is uncomfortable with his presence and potential radical influence on the family. 'Brotherhood' explores the complexity of familial relationships and the destructive effect of assumptions.

About the Directors

Meryam Joobeur is a graduate of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal. Her first documentary ‘Gods, Weeds & Revolutions’ (2012) exploring memory through Alzheimer’s and the Tunisian revolution was screened internationally, winning multiple awards. Meryam has participated in the Producer’s Network of the Carthage International Film Festival, Berlinale Talents, TIFF Talent Lab, Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab, and the Med Film Factory Directors’ Lab.

Credits

Director
Meryam Joobeur
Screenwriter
Meryam Joobeur
Producer
Habib Attia, Sarra Ben-Hassen, Maria Gracia Turgeon, Meryam Joobeur, Annick Blanc
Editor
Anouk Deschênes
Music
Peter Venne
Cinematographer
Vincent Gonneville
Sound
Théo Porcet, Jean-David Perron, Aymen Laabidi, Cult Nation
Distributor
Travelling Distribution
Cast
Salha Nasraoui, Mohammed Houcine Grayaa, Malek Mechergui, Chaker Mechergui, Rayenne Mechergui, Jasmin Lazid

blog comments powered by Disqus