I See the Stars at Noon

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Tags: North Africa/ Illegal immigration/ Economic immigration

DIRECTOR: Saeed Taji Farouky bio
Producer: Gareth Keogh
Cinematographer: Saeed Taji Farouky
Music: Joe Lewis
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Genre: Documentary
Length: 57 min.
Country of Production: Morocco/UK
Year of Production: 2004
Languages: Arabic with English subtitles


In January of 2004, in the northern Moroccan city of Tangiers, Abdelfattah is one of many trying to illegally immigrate to Spain by stowing away on a cargo ship. At times humorous and at times disturbing, I See the Stars at Noon intimately examines the circumstances that lead a person to risk everything for an utterly uncertain future. As the film progresses, the traditional relationship between filmmaker and subject is thrown into question when Abdelfattah asks why his life is being filmed for the benefit of European audiences, and what he deserves in return.


Dubai International Film Festival, 2005
Toronto Arab Film Festival, 2005
Ayam Beirut Al-Cinema'iya Festival, 2006
Geneva International Human Rights Film Festival, 2006
TransArab 2 Festival, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2006