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Naabz, a film by Hassan Hajjaj




In this film, the character Naabz, who is a street artist, fights for her rights, due to the veil ban. She travels to each city – in this case Paris – sticking posters of women in veils around the city. Hassan Hajjaj addresses the politically charged symbol of the veil, playfully questioning our perception and obsession of the stereotypes.

Ce film raconte l’histoire de Naabz, artiste de rue qui milite pour ses droits, depuis l’interdiction du port du voile. Elle voyage de ville en ville – dans ce cas-ci Paris – collant des affiches de femmes voilées à chaque coin de rue. Hassan Hajjaj s’intéresse à la charge politique du voile, questionnant, non sans humour, nos obsessions et nos perceptions des stéréotypes.

يحكي‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬الفيلم‭ ‬قصة‭ ‬فتاة‭ ‬اسمها‭ ‬نابز،‭ ‬تزاول‭ ‬فن‭ ‬الشارع‭ ‬وتناضل‭ ‬من‭ ‬أجل‭ ‬حقوقها‭ ‬منذ‭ ‬منع‭ ‬ارتداء‭ ‬الحجاب‭. ‬تسافر‭ ‬بنا‭ ‬نابز‭ ‬من‭ ‬مدينة‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬أخرى‭ – ‬في‭ ‬هذه‭ ‬الحالة‭ ‬باريس‭ -‬حيث‭ ‬تشرع‭ ‬الفتاة‭ ‬في‭ ‬وضع‭ ‬ملصقات‭ ‬لنساء‭ ‬محجبات‭ ‬في‭ ‬كل‭ ‬زاوية‭ ‬شارع‭ ‬تتوقف‭ ‬فيه‭. ‬يهتم‭ ‬حسن‭ ‬حجاج‭ ‬بالحمولة‭ ‬السياسية‭ ‬للحجاب‭ ‬معيدا‭ ‬النظر،‭ ‬بطريقة‭ ‬لا‭ ‬تخلو‭ ‬من‭ ‬الفكاهة،‭ ‬في‭ ‬هواجسنا‭ ‬و‭ ‬إدراكاتنا‭ ‬للصور‭ ‬النمطية‭.‬

Naabz, an art film by Hassan Hajjaj, 2011/1432
Thanks to Jenny Fremont (Naabz)
Kaz Ove (Editor)
Chloe Ballu (Assistant)
Music by Mozart l’Egyptien, Fnaire and U-Cef.