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The Song of the Millennium

A Feature film by Mohamed Zran

Produced by Mandala Productions

Production year : 2005


    Zarzis. This morning, the sea is aflame with sparkling sunbeams. Children already play at the edge of the beach. A tourist couple energetically snaps photos of the seaside, children and houses along the shoreline.
    The film allows us to encounter Tunisians, people whose stories we usually never hear, whose faces we never see: fishermen, women, children coming out of school, young people with their dreams and their computers, security guards at temples, and anyone else who wanted to talk about their lives.

    "Come and see us when the wind brings you to these places where modest people dream and work. Try not to forget us after having shared our meal – the sign of our alliance – with us, and above all, make your film reflect our reality, our dreams, our hopes,” says a fisherman one morning…
    I remained true to my word and I’ve fashioned a film that is an ode to words in a country where they are no longer allowed to be expressed.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Mandala Productions


    Full credits (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Francine Jean-Baptiste, Mohamed Zran

    Director of Photography :

    Nabil Saïdi

    Sound Recordist :

    Nzar Rouici

    Editors :

    Élisabeth Moulinier, Larbi Ben Ali

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Tunisia

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Tunisia)

    Production year :


    French release :

    Current status :

    Approval :


    Production formats :

    Digital video


    Selections (2)

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) - 2003

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) (Spain, 2003)


    Amongst Friends and Neighbours - North African Open House