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Cursed be the Phosphate
Director
Sami Tlili
Biography

Born on March 9 1985 in Kairouan (Tunisia), Sami Tlili is a young Tunisian director. A university lecturer in Sousse, he teaches History of Art, francophone literature and African cinema. Tlili is a former active member of the cine-clubs in the Tunisian federation of amateur film-makers movement (FTCA). He has directed three short films selected and awarded in several international independent festivals. "Cursed be the Phosphate" is his first feature length documentary.

synopsis
Country of origin: Tunisia/UAE/Lebanon/Qatar
2012/Arabic with English subtitles/84 mins
Three years before Tunisian dictator Ben Ali’s government was toppled, an uprising in phosphate-rich Gafsa was brutally suppressed. Director Sam Tlili investigates the fates of the dissidents and life in the region today.
Credits
Director: Sami Tlili
Producer: Habib Attia & Dora Bouchoucha
Production Company: Cinetelefilms & Nomadis Image
Script: Sami Tlili
Cinematography: Hazem Berrabah & Hatem Nechi
Editor: Anis Hammami
Sound Design: Saber Gueblaoui
Festivals
Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Award for Best Documentary from the Arab World UAE - 2012
Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage Tunisia - 2012
Human Screen Festival Tunisia – 2012
Douz Doc Days Tunisia - 2012
Mediterranean Film Festival Tetouan, Morocco 2013
Cinéma de la PaixTunisia - 2013
Bradford International Film Festival UK – April 2013
Doc à Tunis Tunisia – 2013
World Nomads New York, USA - 2013
Journées du Cinéma Européen Tunisia – 2013
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival Brussels, Belgium - 2013
Journées Cinématographiques de Béjaia Algeria - 2013
Primed Marseille France – 2013
Festival des cinémas Arabes – IMAG’IMA Institute du Monde Arabe – Paris France – June 2013
Festival Film Africa London UK - 2013
Festival du Cinéma Maghrébin d'Alger - Best Documentary Research Algeria –2013
Panorama of the European Film Cairo Egypt - 2013
International Environmental Film Festival Paris, France 2014
ArabischeFilmwoche Leipzig/ 6th Leipzig Arab Film Week Germany - 2014
AfrikaFilm Festival Koln 2014
Theatrical release:
CinéMadart - Tunis, January 2013
Madar, Tunis, January 2013
Amilcar - Tunis, March 2013
Al Manar -Tunis, March 2013
Special screenings:
National Premiere in Redeyef – Tunisia
Tunisian documentary month in Palestine Haifa, Yafa, Ramallah and Jerusalem - Palestine 2013
Instituto Europeo del Mediterraneo – IEMed - Barcelona, Spain 2013
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