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Namibian Premiere: "Behind Closed Doors" by Mohammed Ah

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Info   Entrance: 20,- N$

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Casablanca. Morocco. Samira is an attractive, young woman. Happily married, her life is turned upside down with the appointment of a new director at her work place, as the new boss Mourad begins to harass her. Ignoring all her refusals and protests, he insists on getting from her what he wants. After a categorical refusal by Samira, the sexual  harassment develops into a vengeance. Samira’s life becomes a living hell.

When all attempts to resolve the problem through administrative steps in the hierarchy of the company fail, Samira turns to a Women Rights organisation for help. But without "material proof" to support her accusation before the law, Samira finds herself at a dead end.

Albeit winning over the trust of her husband, the company dismisses her because of the “reputational harm” she is causing the employer. However, before losing her job, which has costs her years of study and dedicated work, she decides to proceed in another direction. Taking matters into her own hands, the puts into action an ingenious plan to obtain the proof she  needs.

Awards:

  • Remi Winner Special Jury Award, 46th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival

Technical Details:
Behind Closed Doors, Morocco, 2013, 102 min
Director: Mohammed Ahed Bensouda

Producer:  Mohammed Ahed Bensouda, Christophe Kay Kaourdouly
Exec Producer: Amine Lahlou
Cast: Karim Doukkali, Zineb Obeid, Ahmed Saguia, Azelarab Kaghat, Amal Ayouch, Zoubida Akif
Language: Arabic & French with English subtitles

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Time: 18h30
Where: Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Robert Mugabe Ave 118, Windhoek
Entrance: 20,- N$

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