August 18, 2021
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August 18, 2021

Revolutionary Baby

Synopsis: Revolutionary Baby takes place the night before Eid Al Fitr, in a fragmented Moroccan household. Fatou, the housemaid, shares a strong nurturing bond with the eldest of the family; Inès, who suffers from an eating disorder. However, the mother, Narjisse, who is the head of the house, neglects her daughter’s illness and disapproves of Fatou’s protectiveness over her. Narjisse, who gets carried away by her jealousy towards their bond, imposes a ruthless punishment to whomever disagrees with her intolerant judgement.

Directors’ Biography: Sheherezade El Moumni Berdaï grew up between Morocco and the UAE, where she has long nourished an ambition to create visual art. She moved to the UK to study filmmaking in 2017, focusing on directing and cinematography. Since then, she has created numerous short fiction and experimental films, as well as documentaries, that have helped her nurture her eye and voice as an Afro-European storyteller. She aspires to tell more stories revolving around the characters that occupy the abstract and naive world that she grew up in. Since Revolutionary Baby, she has been developing her next film, set in Northern Morocco.