El Jaida (2017)

Feature, Drama | 110 min | Tunisia
Director : Salma Baccar
Cast : Wajiha Jendoubi, Souhir Ben Amara, Fatma Ben Saïdane

Four women meet in Dar Joued (a women’s prison) on the eve of Independence day. From different ages and social conditions, they are condemned to live together under the authority and injustice of their jailer: Jaida. They share memories from the outside world, and also the joy, emotions and torment of their daily lives in Dar Jouad.

Salma Baccar

About the Director:

Selma Baccar is a Tunisian filmmaker, producer and politician. She is considered the first Women to make a featured length film in Tunis. Selma Baccar is known for creating manifestos through her films, centred around Women’s Rights in Tunisia.

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