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Fatima: the power of "invisible people" rarely seen on the silver screen

Fatima: the power of "invisible people" rarely seen on the silver screen
By Euronews

<p>French director, “Philippe Faucon”: http://www.istiqlal-films.com/ has been filming people he calls “the invisibles” for a long time; people who aren’t often seen on the silver screen, or who usually appear as bit parts. </p> <p>His latest film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4466544/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">Fatima</a>, is a sensitive and powerful look at the life of an immigrant from North Africa. </p> <p>The film is based on a true story. </p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/fatima-cb36-bb-301015.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Fatima works as a cleaner to pay school fees for her two daughters. The elder one is studying for an entrance exam to be a doctor, and the younger is a rebellious teenager who can’t accept her background or the fact that her mother can’t speak French. </p> <p>Fatima writes a diary in Arabic, expressing her feelings, her humiliation, fears, and hopes. The diary became a book which inspired this film’s director, who sees Fatima as an invisible heroine. </p> <p>Nothing is forced, nothing is imposed on the audience. The direction is quiet and delicate, making Fatima a moment of pure emotion.</p>