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      Zaman is a young afghan boy who lives and works as an hairdresser in a salon, in Calais’s migrant camp the ‘Jungle’. Like thousands of others he has fled from war. As the french government announces ‘jungle’s’ imminent destruction, Zaman does not know where to go. Reaching the U.K. seems to be his only option, even if he has to risk his life crossing in the hope of a better life.




      Born in 1988 in Dunkerque, went to Paris to study film and then work as a casting director, assistant director and assistant production manager for directors such as Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Albert Serra and Jacques Doillon. In 2012 she directed her first short, Les Enfants de Jean Bart, then took a masters in film at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) as well as at the École cantonale d’art in Lausanne (ECAL), where she made Le miel est plus doux que le sang, selected at the 67th Festival Del Film Locarno.



      • Festival Tous Courts, France 2016 
      • ​Jihlava documentary international film festival, Czech Republic 2016 
      • Interfilm, Germany 2016 
      • One Country One Film of Apchat, France 2017 
      • FIFDH International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Switzerland 2017 
      • Doc Fortnight in MoMa, USA 2017



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