Series/Themes: Middle Eastern & South Asian Sidebar
Genre: Comedy, International
Film Year: 2012
Film Length: 112 min.
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Subtitles: Partially Subtitled
Director: Brahim Chkiri.
Featuring: Said Bey, Younes Bouab, Rafik Boubker, Fatime Bouchain, Kalila Bounaylat, Aziz Dadas.
After four unemployed Moroccans suffer harassment from a crooked former cop, they set out for Holland in an effort to escape their current circumstance. They collect enough money to send one of the group members, Hmida, to the Netherlands. Following a series of unexpected events, Hmida winds up Afghanistan instead. In search of Hmida, the three remaining friends receive help from an Afghan child and a mysterious American soldier. Throughout their adventures, the group quickly discovers the moral that two fools walking will always go further than one man standing still. Introduction by Samhita Sunya (UVA)
Supported by the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures and the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Violet Crown 6 & 7