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OCT 16, 9:00 AM
Confined in a red clay wall animal shelter in Morocco, more than 750 stray dogs await adoption. Like their bodies, their everyday life is also cooped up in a three-part loop: rest hour, mealtime, and eternal waiting. Not very far from this shelter, millions of human beings flee from their homeland and, in search of a new home, recount the same loop - but far more tragically.
Halima Ouardiri's metaphorical documentary received the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Swiss - Moroccan writer / director Halima Ouardiri is a graduate of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal, Canada. Her first film Mokhtar was acclaimed in a hundred international festivals. Clebs, her new documentary shot in Morocco, had its international premiere in the Generation Competition of the Berlinale 2020 where it won the Crystal Bear and the Special Jury Awards after winning the Best Canadian Short-Film Award at FICFA 2019.