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National Short and Medium-Length Competition

Clebs Halima Ouardiri

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The animals’ brown, beige, white and black coats blend into the ochre earth and sunbaked walls. After the calm of rest hour, a deafening cacophony breaks out at feeding time, as the dogs bark excitedly. In a stray-dog refuge in Agadir, Morocco, more than 750 animals find help and protection while awaiting adoption. Each day is the same as the last, the only excitement provided by mealtime. Empathetic and alert to subtleties of light and texture, Halima Ouardiri observes the rhythm of the animals’ lives, their suspended existence paralleling the far more tragic waiting endured by millions of human beings in search of a new home.

Clebs

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Arabic
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 18 MIN
  • Cinematography : Anna Cooley
  • Editing : Xi Feng
  • Production : Halima Ouardiri
  • Sound Design : Bruno Pucella
Filmography of Halima Ouardiri :

La robe (2009)
Mokhtar (2010)
Berberian Wedding (2013)

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