AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of « Behind Closed Doors »
+++ a film about sexual harassement at the work place +++
On Wednesday, 12 August, 18h30, AfricAvenir and the FNCC present the Namibian Premiere of Moroccan feature Behind Closed Doors (Morocco, 2013, 102 min, Arabic & French with English subtitles), directed by Mohammed Ahed Bensouda.
When: 12. August, 18h30
Where: FNCC Cinema, Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek
Casablanca. Morocco. Samira is an attractive, young woman. Happy married, her life is turned upside down with the appointment of a new director at her work place, as the new boss Mourad begins to harass her.
Trying to discourage him, trying everything to dissuade him, he ignores her protests and insists on getting from her what he wants. After a categorical refusal by Samira, the sexual harassment develops into a vengeance. Samira’s life becomes a living hell.
After several attempts to resolve the problem through administrative steps in the hierarchy of the company, Samira turns to a Women Rights organisation for help. But without material proof to support her accusation before the law, Samira finds herself at a dead end.
Albeit winning over the trust of her husband, the company dismisses her because of the “reputational harm” she is causing the employer. However, before losing her job, which has costs her years of study and dedicated work, she decides to proceed in another direction.
Taking matters into her own hands, the puts into action an ingenious plan to obtain the proof she needs. ….
Remi Winner Special Jury Award, 46th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival