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Nadia's Journey

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At 19, Nadia Zouaoui was forced by her parents into an arranged marriage with an Algerian living in Montreal. The man, who was twice her age, chose Nadia from a photograph. After 18 years away, Nadia goes back to Kabylia to see if life has changed in her native land.

Nadia?s Journey travels behind the tourist facade and into a land of shadows. The documentary delves into the complex reality of women held captive in their own homes since puberty. In the gloomy house where Nadia grew up, her only view of the outside world was a patch of sky. This tragic custom, which men feel powerless to change, ends up crushing the soul of women and girls.

2006, 72 min 08 s

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Nadia Zouaoui for best script : documentary section
Prix Gémeaux
September 9 2007, Montréal - Canada

Caméra au poing Award
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
November 9 to 19 2006, Montréal - Canada