Kadija Ben-fradj

Name: Kadija Ben-fradj
School: School of Art and Design Geneva
Country: Switzerland

Born in France in 1986, with her literature baccalaureate in the pocket, Khadija Ben Fradj goes to live in England where she collaborates with AL HIWAR TV as a stage and realisation assistant. After her experience across the channel, she decides to apply to the "arts appliqués de Genève / art visuel" before starting Geneva university of art and design in cinema. She then took advantage of her gap year and went to Qatar for a five months internship where she got to participate in many projects including some from the DFI (Doha Film Institute) before returning to Geneva to finish her bachelor.

Director: Kadija Ben-fradj
Year of production 2015
Genre Fiction
Length 16'

Courber l'Echine

Chaima, a 25-year-old woman of Maghreb origin, lives with her parents in a popular neighbourhood on the outskirts of Geneva. It's her day off, she pretends to go to work in her uniform and retrieves her bag under the stairwell. She joins her friend and accomplice Leila. Together, they go off to party.

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