Tunisia a winner at Marseille’s international doc fest

A Tunisian film has won the Grand Prix in the international competition at the Marseille International Documentary Film Festival (FID)

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

Tunisia a winner at Marseille’s international doc fest

Babylon follows an unusual human experience on the border between Tunisia and Libya, and describes a new mixed society, from all points of view. It was directed by Ismael, Youssef Chebbi, and Alaeddine Slim, and produced par Chaouki Kniss and AlaEddine Slim for Exit Production. 

Other Tunisians also attended the festival held from July 4 to 9.

Students from the Manouba Higher Institute for Multimedia Arts took part in roundtable discussions with festival directors and producers, to better understand the artistic and financial aspects of film festivals. 

And a Tunisian film project was among the 13 selected out of 370 for this year’s FID Lab: Hind Boujemaa’s It was better tomorrow, a feature-length documentary produced by Habib Attia for Cinétéléfilms and co-produced by Dora Bouchoucha for Nomadis images. 

A screening of part of the film showed a woman in distress just after the revolution.


Henda Haouala Hamzaoui

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