Dans la maison / A way home


After years of separation, the filmmaker renews her relationship with her mother, Aïcha, now suffering from Alzheimer’s. From Brussels to Tangiers, the odyssey of a family marked by exile is evoked through discretion and confession, pain, separation, grief, and joy.


Karima Saïdi holds a degree from INSAS in film editing and script continuity as well as a Master’s degree in screenwriting and analysis from ULB. She has worked as an editor for Belgian television (RTBF) since 1997. In 2013, she created Murmurs et 10 voix, a series of sound portraits of Moroccan immigrants in Brussels. In 2016, she directed a short documentary, Aïcha, an evocation of her mother’s death, a prelude to A Way Home, her first feature-length documentary. She is a lecturer in the film departments of INSAS in Brussels and ESAV in Marrakech.