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Fatwa Participates in the Arab Film Festival-Amman

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Winner of 18 International Awards

Fatwa Participates in the Arab Film Festival-Amman


Tunisian feature film Fatwa bydirector Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud will take part in the 9th Arab Film Festival-Amman, taking place from August 25 to September 1. The film will screen on Thursday, August 29 at 9:00 PM at The Royal Film Commission Jordan - RFC.

Fatwa received 18 international awards, the latest of which was the Best Actress Award that Tunisian artist Ghalia Benali received at the Ecrans Noir (Black Screen) Film Festival in Cameroon. Moreover, it reaped four awards at the Tunisian Film Festival; Best Screenplay, Best Décor, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, Best Feature Film at the International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual of Burundi (FESTICAB), Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Arab Film at the Cairo International Film Festival, Grand Prix at the Festival Maghrébin du Film OUJDA in Morocco, and the Golden Dhow Prize at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania.

Fatwa also won a number of awards from prestigious festivals, including two awards at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC); Golden Tanit for Best Film and Best Actor, three awards at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO); African Union Prize, a Special Mention and Bronze Stallion, Samir Farid Jury Prize at the Festival du Cinema Africain Khouribga (FCAK), Best Director at the Kimolos International Film Festival, Best Actor at the Vues d'Afrique - Festival International de Cinéma in Montreal, Canada, and the Silver Prize at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG) in Switzerland.

The film tells the story of Brahim, a Tunisian guy living in France, who decides to go back to Tunisia to attend his son's funeral, who passed away in a motorcycle accident. He then discovers that Marouane, his son, was militating with a radical Islamist group, so Brahim decides to identify the people who brainwashed his son. The investigation leads him to doubt the circumstances surrounding his son's death.

Written and directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, Fatwa stars Ahmed Hafiane, Ghalia Benali, and Sarra Hannachi. The film is produced by Arts Distribution (Tunisia) and Les Films du Fleuve (Belgium), and distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.