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.

Credits

Production company
MM Filmprodukties
TV company
NTR
Distributor NL
ABC/Cinemien

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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