Private Project


Since her retirement, Kheira spends her days doing household chores and video calls with her immigrant daughter. To this one, Kheira tells, tirelessly, her daily life and her regrets.

  • Zoulikha Tahar
  • Zoulikha Tahar
  • Zoulikha Tahar
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Kol Youm
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
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    Algeria, France
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  • Festival du film franco-arabe de Noisy-le-Sec
    Jury prize for best short-documentary
  • Festival CinemaZERO
    Official selection
  • Festival du film franco-arabe de Noisy-le-Sec
    Audience award for best short documentary
Director Biography - Zoulikha Tahar

After a master's degree in mechanics, Zoulikha Tahar devoted her self, from 2015, to her passion for writing and film making. In 2017, in Algeria, she co-founded the AWAL collective with which she directed her short film "The Street": a prose against street harassment. The same year, she was presented by France 24 as one of the five women who are most committed to change in Africa. In 2018 she began training in documentary cinema at the Film School "La Femis" in Paris. There, she directed her first documentary, "A Life of Essays", a short documentary about the representations made, on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea, of Algerian immigrant women. In 2021, she made "L'hiver qui ne meurt jamais" a movie about windows, covid and borders. And "Kol Youm" a short documentary about women mental load. This film was made about her mom who since her retirement, has been doing all the household chores without getting any help from the rest of the family. Zoulikha is now working on her first long documentary about mental load. And righting her first short fiction film.

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Director Statement

Since I left Algeria, my mother and I, we call each other once a day and we write to each other at several times of the day. One asks the other: "where are you?", "What are you doing?" ... These simple questions allowed me to notice that no matter what I do with my day, where and with whom I am, my mother on her side will be at home drowned in household chores. Kol Youm explore the mental load through my mom's daily life.