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by Youssef Ait Mansour


My brother Mustapha disappeared for almost one year. He cut any contact with us, his family. We lived then in fear and distress. One evening, after his long absence, my mother received a phone call. He had settled down in the Madrasa Nahlia, a koranic school of religious teaching in the mountains, 90 km from Marrakesh. We went to meet him, my mother and I. Through a monologue in the form of a letter that I wrote to my brother I will tell our story, evoking his absence whilst capturing childhood memories. I will observe his current life and tell the simplicity, austerity and serenity of the Madrasa Nahlia.

international title: In the Name of the Brother
original title: Au nom du frère
country: Morocco
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Youssef Ait Mansour
film run: 52'
screenplay: Youssef Ait Mansour
cinematography by: Khalid Najah
film editing: Hicham Elladdaqi
producer: Francesca Duca
production: 2M, Le Moindre Geste
backing: Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF)
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