Private Project

Naima's Movie

A young filmmaker makes a movie honoring the life of his childhood nanny & their close bond.

  • Raouia
    Key Cast
  • Mourad Hmimmou
    Key Cast
  • Ahmed Hammoud
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    فلم نعيمة
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, docu-fiction
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 11, 2021
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - ISCA - Institut Spécialisé du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel
Director Biography

Sami Saif Sirelkhatim (Director & Screenwriter) is a Sudanese-Moroccan multidisciplinary artist born in the Emirates and currently based in Rabat, Morocco.

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Director Statement

This movie was made part of my graduation project at ISCA film school in Rabat, Morocco.

This would be my first professional film, and the first film is a thing that can’t be replicated.

Following the maestro Dir. Martin Scorsese's quote: “The most personal, is the most creative.”

I noted down my personal stories and my emotional background, but nothing came to mind.

However, Two days before our school deadline to bring forward the idea - I hear the news about the passing of a woman dear to my heart, Naima.

She was a woman who used to work with us for almost 8 years. Because our family lived abroad, and my sister and I used to be busy most of the time, she was the one who cleans our apartment three times a week and cooked. She even took care of me when I was ill stayed at home, and visited me at the hospital.

She witnessed my first interest in making movies and was helping me film many videos I made at home.

Her sudden loss in 2020 provoked in me a deep realization of who she has always been in my life and a deep desire to thank her and make a film about her.

Naima Daddoui (1960-2020)