As They Say (Kif Ma Yi Qulu) by Hicham Ayouch. Morocco/UAE, 2011, Digital Video, Colour, 20 minutes. Written by: Hicham Ayouch and Aicha Haroun Yacoubi Directed by: Hicham Ayouch Edited by: Belal Hibri Cinematography: Hicham Ayouch Sound Mix/Design: Jana Saleh Music: Raed el-Khazen Cast: Abdelsslam Bounouacha and Zouhir Fidai Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Set in the lush Rif mountains of northern Morocco, As They Say spans the length of a weekend camping trip where a father and his son hike in a forest to fish in a beautiful lake. The son is a hip twenty-five year old who wants to use the intimate meditative getaway with his father to reveal his secret. The father, a former soldier, is a conservative sixty-year old who does not suspect his son’s secret. The revelation will shatter their relationship.
(In Arabic, with subtitles in English).