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OF SHEEP AND MEN

Karim Sayad
CH FR 2017    78'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Habib dreams of training his prized sheep to become a fighting champion and middle-aged Samir just wants to sell enough sheep before Eid to make ends meet, in this emotive profile of two men in a troubled Algerian community.

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Director

Karim Sayad

Producer

Joëlle Bertossa

Co-Producer

Valentina Novati

Production Company

Close Up Films

Co-Production Company

Norte Productions

Cinematography

Patrick Tresch

Editor

Naïma Bachiri

Sound

Hafidh Moulfi

Awards

Special Mention

MedFilm Festival 2018

Prix de Soleure

Solothurner Filmtage 2018

Festivals

TIFF 2017

Festival dei Popoli 2018

Sao Paulo IFF 2018

RIDM 2018

El Gouna 2018

Cairo Cinema Days 2018

Arab Film Festival Berlin 2018

Haifa 2018

Festival d’Angers „Premiers Plans“ 2018

Minneapolis St. Paul IFF 2018

 

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Film Details

Runtime 78'
Spoken Languages Arabic
Production Countries France, Switzerland
Resolution 4K

Biography

Karim Sayad was born in Lausanne in 1984 to an Algerian father and a Swiss mother. After completing a MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, he decided to become a documentary filmmaker. His first short, BABOR CASANOVA, premiered in Locarno in 2016 and was then shown in more than twenty festivals worldwide. It went on winning awards at DocLisboa, Festival Dei Popoli and, among others, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. OF SHEEP AND MEN is his first feature documentary.

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