Karim Aitouna / 75´ / 2020 / Marruecos, Francia

Direction: Karim Aitouna

Production: Karim Aitouna ,  Thomas Micoulet

Cinematography: Karim Aitouna

Editing: Qutaiba Barhamji

Sound: Sara Kaddouri

Tetouan’s Algeria Street is the vibrant heart of the city, where itinerant street vendors sell all manner of contraband goods. Suddenly one day, there is big news: the traders will no longer be allowed to sell their wares on the roadsides. There is a new model souq under construction – but not everyone will be able to have access to a stall to conduct their business. For Mohamed, Abdel Slam, and the many others who have grown up on Algeria Street, it is as though time is suddenly suspended. Some expect the worst; others form an association and organise protests.

Karim Aitouna is a Moroccan producer working between France & Morocco. Graduated in Law from the University of Mohamed V in Rabat and after a short working experience at the French Institute of Tangier / Tetouan as cultural programming assistant, he joined the University Lumière Lyon II in France, where he got a Master’s degree in film studies and another in cultural management. He has produced short films, feature-length fiction and documentaries. He was part of Emerging Producers 2013 in Jihlava IDFF. A PLACE UNDER THE SUN is his first feature documentary.