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Quo Vadis?
Director Samir Abdallah presents a film about himself, his parents and his family, who now live in the suburbs of Paris. His father is Egyptian, his mother Danish, born to Moroccan parents. His two sons, Nessim, 19, and Bilal, 17, were both born in France. This mosaic of origins is reason enough for Abdallah to attempt a journey into the past with his family. They visit Denmark, Morocco and Egypt, looking for their roots and attempting to keep them from being demolished by the years. The fact that his family lives in the same Paris suburbs that witnessed race riots in November 2005 makes the film a journey into present-day problems of belonging as well as into the past.
2006 / English, French and Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 75 mins
Programme: Muhr Awards Documentaries
Premiere: Middle East Premiere
Director: Samir Abdallah
Producer: Liyla Abou
Scriptwriter: Samir Abdallah
DOP: Samir Abdallah
Editor: Nabila Soulyman
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