First episode of Mafrouza, a 5-part film, dedicated to the Mafrouza (a shantytown built inside the antique necropolis of Alexandria), Mafrouza - Oh Night! shows the first entering in the neighborhood. An archaeological visit leads us to meet a few people, taking the time to be really close to them. Each encounter reveals a new novel. And we discover how people survive daily, with an incredible strength for life and a crazy capacity for happiness, that enables them to grin and bear the harshness of the materials conditions.This first discovery of the Mafrouza universe is an opportunity to undermine the clichés frequently stated upon this region of the world. But the discovery also leads us to question the way we ourselves live here in Europe (or elsewhere).
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