“Fatima, une vie courte” celebrates a young woman who worked as a housekeeper in Morocco and who was so mistreated that she eventually died. Relatively little is known about the victim. The film is rather a portrait of a country with startling contrasts.
Hakim El Hachoumi studied directing in France and Russia. After graduation, he contributed to various theatre productions. In 2009, he was one of the founders and then director of AlFilm Festival, Berlin Arab Film Festival. He has also hosted cinema workshops in various countries and lectures at the Free University of Berlin. In 2019, Hakim El Hachoumi directed “Männer der Wüste: mit kamelhirten durch die Sahara “, a medium-length documentary.