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Date & place: Second semester 2020 in Bratislava.

 

Issam Bouguerra

Issam Bouguerra

Director

Tunisian

Born in Kairouan in 1983, graduated in Advertising from the Design School of Tunis and in “Cinema Production” from “Los Angeles City College”.

 He began his career with JWT as a copywriter and graphic designer specializing in animation. He goes on to directing at “Attounissia TV” with a series of docudrama about crimes.

In 2017, he wrote and directed “Faracha” his first short film. “10.628” is his first attempt to a feature film based on his personal experience as a prisoner in Mornaguia Prison.

10.628

In the year 2011, Tunisia is in total chaos after the destitution of its president. While people are discovering the taste of freedom for the first time, Bassem, a 30-year-old cartoonist, is imprisoned after a series of unfortunate events that led to a fight with cops. While Bassem is struggling to survive this new experience, his father and his best friend are struggling with the bureaucracy and the corruption of the judicial system to get him out of prison as soon as possible.

Mentors

Domenico La Porta

Domenico La Porta