Wooden Hand

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Countries: Tunisia and France
Year: 2013
Running Time: 23 min.
Language: Arabic


Amira, 5 years old, doesn’t like school. In order to avoid going there she finds an unstoppable idea that goes beyond her expectations…

About the Director

Kaouther Ben Hania

Biography: Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. She is a director and a scriptwriter and is based in Paris. She studied cinema in Tunisia (EDAC) then in Paris (Fémis and the Sorbonne). She directed several short films including Me, My Sister and the Thing (2006) and Wooden Hand (2013). Both films had a successful and long run on the international festival circuit. Her last documentary film Imams Go to School premiered at IDFA 2010 and was selected for many prestigious festivals (Vancouver, Dubai, Amiens …). Challat of Tunis is her first feature film.

(Source: http://www.africultures.com/php/?nav=personne&no=19162)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Wooden Hand (2014, 2015).

Me, My Sister and the Thing (2006);
Les imams vont à l’école (2010);
Wooden Hand (2013);
Yed Ellouh (2013);
Le Challat de Tunis (2013).