AHMED ATTIA'S AWARD
The documentary "Tinghir - Jerusalem, les échos du Mellah" winner of the VI Ahmed Attia's award for the Dialogue of Cultures.
MEDIMED 2012, the Euro-Mediterranean Documentary Market, hosted the ceremony of the “VI Ahmed Attia’s Award for the Dialogue of Cultures”, given to the documentary , "Tinghir – Jerusalem, les échos du Mellah" directed by Kamal Hachkar and produced by Laurent Bocahut & Sébastien Tézé (LES FILMS D’UN JOUR, France), 2M & BERBER TV.
Courtesy of APIMED, the producers received a 1,000 euros cash prize, awarded for the best documentary pitched in previous editions of MEDIMED. A jury comprised by Boualem Aissaoui (producer), Fabrice Blancho (TV production Director at INA), Lala Gomŕ (filmmaker), Muntsa Tarrés (producer at TVC) Mohamed Charbagi (producer), selected the winning film out of 14 nominees.
Synopsis: In France, I was born and raised with the idea that every Berber was Muslim. But, in Tinghir, my hometown, the tales of my grandfathers made me realize some other Berbers were in fact Jewish. However, in the early 60s, despite more than 2 000 years of common History, the Jewish people left the Atlas, the entire community departed. I decided to embrace this memory with the generation who still remember their presence.
The film was pitched as a project at the MEDIMED Pitching Forum in 2010.
The Board of Directors of Association of Independent Producers of the Mediterranean (APIMED) decided to create this award in order to pay tribute to our dear president and friend, the Tunisian producer Ahmed Attia, who sadly passed away in 2007.