So What If the Goats Die
Sofia Alaoui | France, Morocco | 2021 | 23'
Qu’importe si les bêtes meurent
High up in the Atlas mountains, the young shepherd Abdellah and his father are surrounded by snow, Their animals are falling ill and Abdellah has to go and fetch supplies at the nearest market which is more than one day’s walk away. When he arrives there with his mule, he finds that the village has been abandoned due to a strange event that is overwhelming the lives of the whole population.
Fouad Oughaou, Moha Oughaou, Oumaïma Oughaou, Saïd Ouabi
Envie de Tempête productions, Jiango Films
Short Film Grand Jury Prize (Sundance Film Festival), César Award for Best Short Film 2021
Of French and Moroccan descent, Sofia Alaoui grew up in Asia. After having studied and started her career in Paris as a screenwriter, she made some fiction short films, including Ghost Mode, and a documentary, Children of Nablus. In recent years she returned to Morocco. Qu’importe si les bêtes meurent was presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020, where it won the Grand Prix of the Jury. She is currently about to make a short film produced by 20th Century Fox and is in the phase of production development of her first feature film.
2020 – Qu’importe si les bêtes meurent, sf
2018 – Ghost Mode, sf
2015 – Children of Nablus, sf