Cooped up inside the red clay walls of the shelter, there are hundreds of them: jostling together on the dusty ground or aimlessly traipsing about, yet ultimately following the rules and dynamics of a pack. In its contemplation of the dreary everyday life of stray dogs, oscillating between feeding times and eternal waiting, Halima Ouardiri‘s second short film at Generation draws socio-political parallels under the burning North African sun.
by Halima Ouardiri Canada / Morocco 2019 Arabic 18’ Colour Documentary form


Written and Directed by Halima Ouardiri
Cinematography Anna Cooley
Editing Xi Feng
Sound Design Bruno Pucella
Producer Halima Ouardiri

Produced by

Halima Ouardiri

Halima Ouardiri

The Swiss-Moroccan director and writer is a graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal, Canada. Her first short film, Mokhtar, screened in the 2011 Berlinale Generation section. Clebs won the Best Canadian Short Film Award at the 2019 Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie. She is currently developing her debut feature film, The Camel Driving School.

Filmography (short films)

2009 La robe 2010 Mokhtar 2013 Berberian wedding 2019 Clebs (Mutts)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020