In My Father's House

Rachida El Garani
Morocco - Belgium


In My Father's House tells the story of a Belgian-Moroccan family seen through the eyes of the eldest daughter. Cradled between Moroccan and Western culture, director Rachida El Garani tries to find a way to heal the wounds of her past before it is too late – her 78-year-old father has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

1st feature

Las Belgas (Belgium)
Jurgen Buedts


Irisprod (Morocco)
Merieme Addou


Rachida El Garani
Rachida El Garani

Rachida El Garani entered film school in 2011 at the age of 36, studying Audio-visual Arts at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels. Over the course of her studies, she made several narrative and experimental short films as well as documentaries, addressing topical social issues such as gender equality, migration, human rights and diversity. In June 2015, she received her Master’s degree with high distinction for her documentary film, Into Darkness. The film had its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Merieme Addou
Merieme Addou

Having obtained a bachelor's degree in Private Law from the Mohammed V Agdal University and a Master's degree in Documentary Cinema from Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetoan, Merieme Addou began her career in cinema and television as a production manager. In 2006, she participated in the shooting of numerous documentary films for several television channels, including ADTV, Qatar TV, BBC 2, Radio 4, CBC/Radio Canada, Fox News, NPR USA, CNN, BBC World and SABC. Between May 2006 and November 2011, she worked as a correspondent for DW Radio and as a production manager for the BBC.

Total budget

€279 500

Financing secured

€90 000

Partners attached

2M, Doha Film Institute, VAF 

Shooting period and locations

Février, août 2021, Maroc, Belgique

Expected delivery

March 2022

Looking for

Financing, broadcasters, distributors

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