THIS DAY WON'T LAST
Mouaad el Salem
A day that could also be a life. An end that could also lead to a new beginning. Both a self documentation and collective portrait from Tunisia borne of both the necessity and fear to make a film.
“Mouaad el Salem’s elemental debut reorients the pursuit of liberation onto the body. Assembling a personal archive of disposable camera photographs and video ephemera shot on his phone, This Day Won’t Last aches of the spectral fear and lucent hope that mark his reality as a queer person in Tunisia. Tender, arresting and boundlessly generous, this autobiographical diary is a yearning love letter to a better future — an arm outstretched in the darkness.”
— Maria Paradinas