At The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi – Written and Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia

Hedi is a young Tunisian man trying to figure out his place in the world. Plagued by indecision, he routinely submits to the wishes of his mother, including agreeing to her desire to place him in an arranged marriage and take a job as a car salesman. Things change, however, when he encounters Rim, an intriguing woman with an independent streak who inspires Hedi to take charge of his own life.

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Mohamed Ben Attia was born in Tunis in 1976. He studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Valenciennes in France after graduating from the ‘Institut de Hautes Etudes Commerciales’ in Tunis in 1998. He has directed five short films, ROMANTISME, DEUX COMPRIMES, MATIN ET SOIR (2004), KIF LOKHRIN (Silver Award at FESPACO 2006), MOUJA (2008), LOI 2011) 76) and SELMA (2013), which was selected in the international competition of CLERMONT FERRAND FESTIVAL 2014 and won several awards in various festivals. HEDI is his feature début.