Hadid's film on Berber community wins Milan festival

Moroccan life and traditions in 'House in the Fields'

30 March, 16:22

    NAPLES - A film detailing the life, traditions and silences of a Berber community isolated from the world in Atlas Mountains of Morocco has won the top prize in Milan's Festival del Cinema Africano d'Asia e America Latina.
    'House in the Fields', by Tala Hadid, was awarded the 'Windows onto the World' section prize, worth 8,000 euros. The Moroccan-Qatari narrates the story of the community, the inhabitants of which tell of the story of two adolescent sisters: one who has to leave school to get married, and the other who dreams of becoming a judge. ''Jean Rouche said that the presence of a video camera stimulates and catalyzes reality, making people rebel. This is what I saw, living for four years as the guest of members of an isolated agricultural community in the Atlas Mountains,'' the director said. Hadid's mother is Moroccan and father is Iraqi. The 27th edition of the Milan festival gave the Best African Short award to 'Un Enfant Perdu' (Senegal 2016) by Ndiaye Abdou Khadir, while the Extr'A - Razzismo Brutta Storia award went to 'Moo Ya' (Italia/Uganda 2016) by Filippo Ticozzi.

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