Kawthar Ben Hania’s “Four Daughters” wins inaugural Asharq Documentary Award


Kawthar Ben Hania’s “Four Daughters,” a portrait of a Tunisian mother and her four daughters living in a society wracked by extremism won the inaugural Asharq Documentary Award.

The winning entry was announced during the 2023 Red Sea International Film Festival hosted in Jeddah, November 30-December 9.

The awards are named after Saudi Research and Media Group’s Arabic free-to-air channel Asharq Documentary.

The new channel aims to provide a platform for creators to showcase their stories and productions, the company said in a statement.

Seven other films were in the running for the award. They were: Iraq’s ‘Hiding Saddam Hussein,’ ‘Iraq’s Invisible Beauty’ and ‘The Dalkurd Story,’ Morocco’s ‘The Mother of All Lies,’ Libya’s ‘Donga,’ the UK’s ‘Copa 71’ and Ireland’s ‘In the Shadow of Beirut.’

Besides, “My Father Killed Bourguiba,” a documentary project by Fatma Riahi, was awarded at the Red Sea Souk Project Market, organised in conjunction with the festival.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse