زهر | BLOSSOM will have its world premiere on Wednesday 28th April at 8pm GMT. This premiere screening will be in conjunction with a live watch party and Q&A with the young people, which you can find at the Q&A link below.
The film is made by BOUBLI, Fully Focused Productions, Million Youth Media and 5orti and supported by the British Council.
38 young filmmakers from Fully Focused Productions in the UK and Boubli in Tunisia met for the first time on 6 January 2021. In the 12 weeks that followed, without a single face to face meeting and a language barrier to overcome, 38 aspiring young filmmakers got to know each other, explored the things they have in common, and developed the concept and script for a unique film collaboration. They quickly homed in on the importance of creative expression and how the arts provide an opportunity to process difficult emotions and connect with others. This was the first time both organisations had been part of an international project.
The film was shot on location in Tunis and London in March 2021. All filming took place in each country safely and under strict Covid protocols. It was made possible as part of Dual Netizenship, a British Council funded project.
زهر | BLOSSOM is a short film about Gharbi, a young man in Tunisia, and Lauren, a young woman in London. Connected through their art and creativity, the audience is invited to see that despite the different cultural and socioeconomic contexts in which we live, we share the same struggles, emotions, and have the same values. زهر | BLOSSOM stars Anis Boughanmi as Gharbi and Leonor Plácido as Lauren.
Boubli & Fully Focussed Productions
Click here for the Q&A and watch party for the World Premiere of BLOSSOM on Wednesday 28th April at 8pm GMTLive Link