Private Project

Scenes from Salé

A group of young optimistic filmmakers stroll the marginilized city of Salé, provoking several first time interactions and deep exchanges with the people of the city. The individuals evoke their personal life and experiences, addressing themes of art, work, suffering and the current state of the country.

  • Imrane Rahani
  • Imrane Rahani
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    مشاهد من سلا
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Cinéma réalité, Experimental, Short Documentary, Realism, First time filmmaker
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Saladoc
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards
    Best First-Time Filmmaker
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    September 20, 2023
    Chile Premiere
    Best Short Documentary
  • Serbest International Film Festival
    Moldova, Republic of
    September 6, 2023
    Moldova Premiere
    Official Competition
Director Biography - Imrane Rahani

Imrane grew up in a small marginilized city in central Morocco with a dream of becoming a filmmaker. After moving to Sale, He spent 3 years to graduate film school. Later on, he found himself unable to find work opportunities in the cinema industry while working as a full-time video editor. Eventually deciding to direct his first short documentary "Scenes from Sale". Imrane hopes that he can make more films in the future, wether fiction or documentary, with a realist and raw vision of Morocco and Moroccans.

Imrane has also worked on several other documentaries and short films as a film editor, a colorist, and a field sound mixer.

Imrane has written and directed a short film titled "Laila" and a pilot for a TV show "You lie, You win", both of which were student projects that were never released. Imrane still hopes to revive these projects, and make new original films in the future. He is currently preparing for his first long documentary project.

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Director Statement

Scenes from Sale is as simple as it's title, a raw tour in the marginilized city of Sale, Morocco, guided by a group of young filmmakers who provoke several first time interactions and deep conversations with the people of the city, filmed on the spot.

It has long been a dream project for me. Everywhere I go, I get social interations with people I've never met, evoking their personal life, experiences, opinions, which I always found fascinating and worth filming.

Scenes from Sale is a first attempt at exposing a raw image of the city of Sale, its people, and their stories.