Directed by Edouard Mills-Affif Produced by Temps noir (Nadège Hasson) and Images du Sud
Broadcasters: France Télévisions, TV 2M Maroc Support: Département de Loire-Atlantique, CNC, PROCIREP ANGOA
International sales: Visible Film
52’ / 60′ – 2019
Special mention of the Jury – Ahmed Attia Award – Medimed 2020 Fidadoc (Agadir) 2020
At the Dar Taliba boarding school, there is no alternative: you have to do well in school. “We are ashamed of the girls who do not do well,” Mrs. El Hajji, the school’s director, emphatically says to the 150 adolescent girls she sought out one by one in the villages surrounding Amskroud in southern Morocco. Before each new school year, Mrs. El Hajji travels the countryside to convince parents that their daughter will have a better life if she goes to school.