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  • Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.


  • TVA02327.
  • Inspired by the work of Fatima Elayoubi.
  • Originally released in 2015.
  • Special features: Interviews [in French only] Philippe Faucon : raconte Fatima, Zita Hanrot : la logistique du voile, Zita Hanrot : la séparation de la langue, Zita Hanrot : l'éducation pour s'envoler ; Trailers: Early winter ; Night song ; Ville-Marie.
  • DVD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo ; aspect ratio: 16:9/1.85.
  • In French and Arabic, with optional English and French subtitles.
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