Nothing is Forgiven

Vincent Coen and Guillaume Vandenberghe
2018 | 61 mins
Country of Production: France
Countries Featured: Belgium, France, Morocco
New York Premiere

How much would you sacrifice to fight for your freedom of expression? Meet Zineb El Rhazoui, a Moroccan journalist and activist living in Paris, and follow her journey before, during, and after the attacks on the famous satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where she worked as a writer. Her story provides both a radical and layered perspective on religious expression and its representation.

Co-presented by the Cultural Services, French Embassy in the USA, and General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA


Resilience in Motion | In Their Own Words

“I guess it’s one of the main themes of our film. Zineb is somebody extremely resilient. Without this character trait she wouldn't be the same person and her life would have probably taken a different course. It was her refusal to accept certain ‘rules’ that forced her to leave her home country and to become a journalist at Charlie Hebdo. After the massacre of her friends and colleagues, it was her resilience that pushed her to speak out against what happened, despite the numerous death threats she received. It’s this resilience that made her into the best-protected woman in France, refusing to adopt a new identity and go into hiding. Today it’s her resilience that makes her travel the world to keep on speaking out against religious fascism.”

– Vincent Coen | Director, Nothing is Forgiven