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19 August 2018

IIFF 2018 – International Images Film Festival for Women (Harare) : Aya, Moufida Fedhila, Tunisia

IIFF 2018

International Images Film Festival
for Women

Aya (2018)
Moufida Fedhila


Seven-year-old Aya lives with her Salafist parents, Mariem and Youssef. For fear of being banished by his Salafist community, Youssef is obliged to impose the wearing of Niqab on his wife. One day, Aya commits an act that will disrupt forever the fate of her family.


Moufida Fedhila, who was born in Tunisia, lives and works between Paris and Tunis, hence, creating a passage between cultures and territories. She navigates within a limitless space in which she questions, pushes, journeys.

She graduated from the European School of Art of Brittany and studied philosophy at the University of Sorbonne and theater at the University of Caen before pursuing film directing in Paris.

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