• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min

School of Hope


Education in our fast-changing world is essential, especially when climate change is threatening the future of the humanity. School of Hope follows the nomadic Oulad Boukais Tribe, whose children walk miles to a tiny schoolhouse, built by their parents, in the hope that education can prepare the next generation for new ways of life when nomadic lifestyle is becoming impossible.

FIPADOC 2021, HotDocs 2021
: Mohamed el Aboudi
SCREENWRITER: Mohamed el Aboudi
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Marita Hällfors, Päivi Kettunen, H-P Vitikainen
EDITING: Lizi Gelber, Florence Bresson, Mohamed El Aboudi, Mikko Sippola
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Bellota Films (France), LaProd (Morocco)
PRODUCERS: Pertti Veijalainen, Hind Saih, Lamia Chraibi


Mohamed El Aboudi

was born in Morocco. He has BA in Theatre from University of Fes, Morocco (1991) and MA in Film and Television from Bond University, Australia (1997). Mohamed has directed more than 30 short documentaries for the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle as well as four feature-length documentaries.

Read more about the director


Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28 – Dec 8, 2022
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

+ 358 44 491 9069