Direction : Loredana Bianconi
Duration : 49 minutes
Image : Beta digit 4/3
O.V. french
S.V. english



Is it possible, coming from a family of North African immigrants, being a daughter or a wife, to invent one’s life, to choose to abandon the universe of tradition, to break with one’s family, without necessarily forsaking your roots or relatives ?

Four portraits of women give an account of a generation who are living their lives through their own choices. Their mothers were illiterate, but dreamed of university education for their daughters. They invested their hopes in their children but also their desires for what they lacked, and their solitudes. Through the exercise of creation, Amina Farida, Hayat and Madiha have found their path to freedom.

Whether it be through writing, painting, music or theatre each of these women  offers an honorable and thoroughly convincing account of a journey, situated in the narrow spaces separating two worlds, two languages, two cultures. It is a journey allowing the to evolve true to themselves ; the question i shaving faith in what you will become.  

Data Sheet

  • Direction : Lorédana Bianconi
  • Image : Els Van Riel
  • Sound : Pascale Stevens, Thomas Gastinel
  • Editing : France Duez
  • Mixing : Thierry De Halleux
  • Production manager : Véronique Marit
  • Associate producer : Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
  • Production : Dérives
  • Whit the participation : Amina Bakkali, Farida Boujjraf, Hayat N’Ciri et Madiha Figuigui


  • Lapsus - Esther Hoffengerg

Produced with assistance from the "Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique", the "Télédistributeurs wallons", and the "Région Wallonne".

With the support of the "Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles", and the "Loterie Nationale".

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