Neither Allah Nor Master!

August 2010: Tunisia is in the middle of Ramadan under Ben Ali’s régime. Despite the weight of censorship, Nadia El Fani films a country which seems open to the principle of freedom of conscience and is liberal in its relationship to Islam. Three months later, the Tunisian Revolution breaks out, Nadia is out in the field. While the Arab World enters an era of radical change, Tunisia, which initiated the wind of revolt, is once again a “laboratory country” for its outlook on religion. And what if, for once, by the will of the people, a Muslim country opted for a secular constitution? Then, Tunisians would really have made a revolution. Right after the release of her film, El-Fani said on Hanibal TV, that she is not a believer of God or any other religion and she has now enough courage to say it on public after the revolution, since we can all enjoy freedom of speech in the new Tunisia. This statement is considered unusual for the Tunisian people; and in a country where the majority are Muslims and believers who consider God and religion as the most sacred matters in their lives without any acceptance to mess with them.
Fransa Tunus
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2011

Director
Nadia El Fani

Script
Nadia El Fani

Cinematography
Dominique Delapierre
Fatma Chérif
Nadia El Fani

Editing
Jeremy Leroux

Production
K’ien productions

Festivals
17th Festival on Wheels
Spring is REBELS