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Title:

PATIENCE, PATIENCE, T'IRAS AU PARADIS !

Country:Belgien 2014
Format:digital; DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:86 Minutes
Film series:14. African Film Festival


Director :Lahbib, Hadja
Screenplay:Lahbib, Hadja
Cinematography:Dolivio, Yannick
 Hufty, Vincent
Editing:Dozo, Marie-Hélène
 Mann, Joël
  
Production company:Les Passeurs de Lumière



Storyline



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In the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of North Africans came to work in Europe. Countless women then joined them, leaving everything behind to follow their husbands to unknown countries such as Belgium. Their lives unfolded in a small radius between their flat and the market. Many of them never learned to read and write. As consolation, they listened to the dictum PATIENCE, PATIENCE, T`IRAS AU PARADIS ! ("Be patient, paradise awaits you!"). But several of the women grew impatient with decades of being marginalised and they stepped out from their husbands` shadows. This film accompanies them on their heartening new awakening in a thus far unknown world.
The film`s website has the following dedication from the director: "For our mothers who came from far away. For their laughter and their courage to face life. For you, Mum!"

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  • Filmstill PATIENCE, PATIENCE T’IRAS AU PARADIS!