In het huis van mijn vader (In My Father’s House), tells the personal story of jour­nalist and film­maker Fatima Jebli Ouazanni (1959). Born in Morocco, she is unmar­ried, child­less, deflow­ered and hence worth­less according to Moroccan tradi­tion. By rejecting the option of being married off like her mother and grand­mother before her, she has not been on speaking terms with her father for the last sixteen years. In the film, the director tries to find out whether she has made the right deci­sion. There are open-hearted talks with her grand­mother and grand­fa­ther and the film­maker also compares her past with that of a Moroccan girl who grew up in Holland and did choose to have a tradi­tional wedding. Awarded a Golden Calf for Best Full-length Documentary.


Production company
MM Filmprodukties
TV company
Distributor NL

Title: In het huis van mijn vader
Year: 1997
Duration : 1 hour, 7 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2005

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Documentaire (1998)
Fatima Jebli Ouazzani

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