Fatima Kaci

La Fémis | Paris, France

Fatima Kaci (France, 1992) is born of Algerian parents who moved to France. After a Master's degree in valorisation of cinematographic and audiovisual Heritage at the University of Paris 8 (Saint-Denis), she joined the directing department of la Fémis, Higher National Film School. In 2021, she directed her first documentary Terre d'ombres / The Cemetery, a dialogue between the dead and the living in the Muslim cemetery of Bobigny, in Paris suburbs. This film inspired her a short fiction film Pièces détachées / Spare parts (2022), an echo of her previous film, forming a diptic with it. Fatima Kaci works on a cinema on the boundaries between documentary and fiction.


La Fémis, Paris | France / 2021 / 38’

Relegated to the middle of an industrial zone in the suburbs, the Muslim cemetery of Bobigny dates back to the colonial era. Fatima Kaci makes it the set of encounters, rituals, voices and presences of its visitors. Fragments of a common memory between France and Algeria erupt from the spoken dialogues and within the hollow of the silences.