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13 February 2011

Meriem Riveill: Tabou/Taboo

FESPACO 2011 WATCH: Official Competition: Short Fiction Film

Born in Algiers, Meriem Riveill grew up in Tunisia where she completed her baccalauréat. She later settled in Paris where she studied filmmaking and scriptwriting. Her filmography includes Les Beaux Jours (2005) and her latest work Tabou/Taboo (2010).

Synopsis of the film Tabou

This 15-minute short fiction film recounts the scourge of child rape through the recollections of 18-year-old Leila who recalls a night during Ramadan. Her voice will finally be freed to acknowledge the trauma that she endured during her childhood.

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