The Mother of All Lies

The Mother of All Lies directed by Asmae El Moudir
Genre I Documentary
Length I 90 minutes
Stage I Development

A young Moroccan woman’s search for truth tangles with a web of lies in her family’s history. As a daughter and filmmaker, Asmae fuses personal and national history as she reflects on the 1981 Bread Riots, drawing out connections to contemporary Morocco.


Direction and Script I Asmae El Moudir

Production I Hutong Productions (France)
Co-production I Insight Films (Morocco)

Supports I CNC development grant, IDFA Bertha Fund, Doha Film Institute, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), SCAM Brouillon d’un rêve documentaire, Region Ile-de-France writing grant and International Media Support (IMS). 

Workshops I Africadoc and Fidadoc 2016, Eurodoc 2018 and Atlas Workshops at Marrakech Festival 2019. 

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