Author and filmmaker Jawad Rhalib’s work addresses issues of social realism and profit. His documentary “El Ejido, la loi du profit”, released in 2007, received several awards, including that of Best Documentary at Fespaco.
In 2008, he directed the documentary “The Damned of the Sea”, which received several awards, including the Audience Award at the prestigious ‘Visions du Réel’ festival in Nyon and the grand prix of the International Festival of Monte Carlo, as well as a nomination for the Oscars – European Academy Award. In 2009, he directed the short film “Boomerang” which was selected for a number of festivals, including Dubai, Fespaco, FIFF Namur, Berlin… and a few years later, the documentary “Le Chant des Tortues”.
His first full-length fiction film “7, rue de la Folie” was selected for the Festival of Valladolid, the New Cinema Festival of Montreal, the FIFF in Namur, and the Festival of Cinema and Migration in Agadir, where the actresses received a collective award. In 2015, Jawad Rhalib is back with a new fiction film, Insoumise, which is kicking off its festival career with a selection for the international competition at the prestigious Marrakech festival.