Girls of the Moon

Doc / Post Production Platform


“Girls of the Moon” is the story of women battlement against a dangerous disease called “Xeroderma Pigmentosum” that will accompany the rest of their lives. It is a genetic disease that is characterized by intolerance to ultraviolet rays. It obliges the victim to avoid exposure to daylight in order to avoid the development of cancer. The film unveils the monotonous daily life of these characters, the difference in terms of acceptance of the disease, the way each one chose to challenge her reality. Although they all suffer from the same disease, the same reality, each woman has chosen her own path to confront it differently.


Nada Mezni Hafaiedh


Hiba Dhaouadi was born on June 29, 1988 in Bizerte, Tunisia.
In 2014, she won the Chicken&Egg Pictures fund fot the developpement of the film and she brought Girls of the Moon to the Tribeca Meet-Market. In 2016, the film won the Anglo-Tunisian fund, the Rambourg Foundation
Prize For Art and Culture, and participated in the Rough-Cut Workshop of the 2018 Cairo International Women Film Festival. Girls of the Moon is her first documentary film.



Running time:

60 min