Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage through the public space. While a frenzied hunt for women unveiled is launched, Nedjma, a young student passionate about fashion, is determined to federate the girls of her campus to organize a fashion show braving all the forbidden.

DIRECTED BY: Mounia Meddour
RELEASE DATE : 16 Octobre 2019
DURATION: 105 minutes
GENRE : Drame
COUNTRY : Algeria


In the running for the Oscars! “Despite the ban in Algeria, the Academy Awards broke its rules to admit ‘Papicha’ to compete.”

French, Arab, English

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