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Daghbagi (1885 – 1924) is a tunisian fellagha who joined the national resistance against the french colonizer for the liberation of Tunisia, imprisoned and placed in solitary confinement, he suffers from a dissociative identity disorder and is threatened and harassed by police commissioner Philipe Lauren. He plans to take revenge for the cruel and inhuman treatment that he undergoes, but without success what turned his last hours into suffering and agony despite all the efforts made by his girlfriend Messaouda to get him out of it. In addition to the personal torture he is experiencing, Daghbaji is worried about his country and his family and deplores the Tunisian South War on the eve of his execution.

  • Wajdi Moussa
  • Wajdi Moussa
  • Jawhar Ben Souilah
  • Mounir Ouni
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Daghbagi 37547
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    7,061,475 USD
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  • Al Dhahirah International Film Festival - DIFF
    Al Dhahirah
    October 24, 2022
    Middle East Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Benguerir du Cinéma
    Ben Guerir
    December 16, 2022
    North African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival International Ciné Café
    December 21, 2022
    African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Panorama International Short Film Festival - PISFF
    February 11, 2023
    Tunisian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Al Dakhiliyah International Film Festival - AISHFF
    Al Dakhiliyah
    September 13, 2023
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival International du Film Documentaire et Court Métrage - FIFDOC
    November 30, 2023
    South Tunisian Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Cover Production
    Country: Tunisia
    Rights: All Rights, Theatrical
Director Biography - Wajdi Moussa

Wajdi Moussa born October 8, 1990 in Korba, is a Tunisian Director, Screenwriter and Producer. He studied at the Institut International de Langues et des Arts De Communication (I.L.L.A.C) from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, he obtained a certificate from (I.I.L.A.C) speciality Filmmaking. After various internships in audiovisual and directing, he became assistant director on several shoots in Tunisia and abroad and took part in scriptwriting workshops in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. From an early age, Moussa was fascinated by Classical Tunisian Culture and by popular storytelling. In 2018, he completed his first film, The Secret Manuscript, shot in his hometown of Korba and featuring the cultural setting and Historical overtones that would figure prominently in his later work. Released in 2021, his first short film, Daghbagi, garnered national acclaim. The film, which tells the story of life of one of the most important symbols of armed resistance in Tunisia (Mohamed Daghbaji). Moussa's second film, The Poet's Diary, was released in 2023. The dialogue of the film is in Classical Arabic, which traces the life of one of the most important symbols of romantic Poetry in the Arab World (Aboul-Qacem Echebbi). He works as assistant director with several Algerian and Tunisian films. In addition to his work as an artist and filmmaker, Moussa has performed as a storyteller at the Théâtre El Hamra in Tunis, and has produced work for Tunisian radio and television. He is the author of a number of books, including several for literature. Moussa is a member of the Association of Tunisian Film Directors (A.R.F.T) and the Tunisian Association for the Promotion of Film Criticism (A.T.P.C.C).

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Director Statement

Daghbagi's life is an epic story of genius, audacity, and a passionate commitment to creating a better world. his resistance is a wonderfully Tunisian tale of reinvention. It's a story that would seem far-fetched as fiction, but it's all true.