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Malek Means Angel


Lea Mathiesen Director


    With the smile of an angel and the will of a warrior, Malek is far from an average eleven year old girl.

    Striving to one day become a professional fencer, she spends every day training alongside her best friend Yassmine in a working class neighbourhood in Tunis.

    Malek and Yassmine are training intensively to take the top medals in an upcoming fencing competition.

    When the day finally arises, Malek's strength and dreams are put to the test.

    Intimate in its way of capturing the life of an eleven year old and in conrast to the traditional image of a young girl in an Islamic culture, 'Malek Means Angel' is a remarkable coming-of-age story about a young girl who allows for herself to feel and to fight.