THE BARDIA

SHORT DOUMENTARY (20min)

DIRECTOR: GABRIELLA GARCIA-PARDO 
PRODUCER:  IFTANE TAKARROUMT,

GWYNETH TALLEY

CINEMATOGRAPHER: IFTANE TAKARROUMT, GABRIELLA GARCIA-PARDO

FIXER: REDA FAKHAR 

EDITOR: CESAR MARTINEZ

ORIGINAL SCORE: HOLLIE BUHAGIAR 

SOUND DESIGN & MIX: LAWRENCE EVERSON

SHOT IN MOROCCO, 2022

SCREENINGS & AWARDS 

2022 / 2023

 

★ Winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Cannes Short Film Festival - Director’s Award

★ Winner of  the Award of Excellence  Documentary Short - Impact DOCS Award

Savannah Film Festival

Mountain Film Festival

New Orleans Film Festival
• Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival
• Maryland Film Festival 
• Drunken Film Festival
• Arab Film Festival
• Morocco Shorts International Film Festival

• EQUUS Film & Arts Fest

Annual Aarhus Film Festival

• Frozen River Film Festival

Supported by: the IWMF, BAVC, Women Sports Film Festival and Filmmakers Without Borders.

 

Available soon on MUBI.ORG

SYNOPSIS


Steeped in traditional Moroccan heritage, The Bardia follows one woman’s journey to balance motherhood, career and the pursuit of her passions. After giving birth to her second child, she spent three years working towards competing in tbourida — a dangerous sport that is equal parts equestrian showmanship and military parade. The Bardia’s protagonist carries the weight of being one of the few women in this male-dominated sport while wearing the many hats that working mothers do.

SPECIFICATIONS

Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 19 minutes 19 seconds
Completion Date: January 15, 2022
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: Morocco
Languages: Darija

PRESS

SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Morocco World News