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The Camel Boy

(L'Enfant Chameau)
NY Premiere

Director: Chabname Zariâb

France, Afghanistan, Tunisia, 2018, 15 min

Festival Year:2019

Category:Narrative Short

Crew:Writer: Chabname Zariab


Somewhere in the desert, a little boy is plunged by force into an intimidating and completely foreign new world: the world of camel racing. Will the distant hope of seeing his mother again give him the strength to overcome his fears and find his place in this hostile environment?


About the director

Born in Kaboul, Afghanistan, Chabname Zariâb is 7 years-old when she immigrates in France with her parents. She grows up in a very literary family and studies right, cinema, and real estate before working in the damage expert assessment field.

In 2011, Chabname publishes her first novel, The afghan pianist, laureate of several literary awards, which first was a script for cinema. Then she heads for the writing of a documentary script.


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