Nothing is forgiven


Feature film - Documentary

Finished - Major

2017 - 60 min - Portrait - FR

Broadcasting date : RTBF - janvier 2018

Director : Vincent Coen, Guillaume Vanderghe

Screenplay : Vincent Coen, Guillaume Vanderghe

Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE), Savage Film (BE)

Partners : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), RTBF (Télévision belge), Tax Shelter, Eyeworks Films & TV Drama, Scio Productions, SRT, SVT Canvas


Shot over five years, the film tells the story of how Zineb El Rhazoui, a Moroccan activist and journalist, became a survivor of the Charlie Hebdo Attack in Paris.

When the Arab Spring turns into the Islamist Autumn, Zineb decides to leave Morocco. She settles in Paris and finds a new professional family at Charlie Hebdo. For the first time in her career, she can work in uncensored freedom amongst kindred souls.

On the 7th of January 2015, her newfound happiness is shot down. As by wonder she was not present when the terrorists came and killed her friends and colleagues.

Shocked at first, she quickly decides to make a stand against terrorism and becomes a public figure speaking out against radical Islam. From that day on she becomes the most protected women in France, under constant police protection.

Technical information

Cinematographer : Guillaume Vandenberghe

Sound : Vincent Coen, Ingrid Simon, Thierry De Vries

Editing : Thomas Vandecasteele, David Dusa

Music : Christophe Calis, Stef Van Alseno


Prix Cinéma Belge - Millenium - International Documentary Film Festival / Belgique / mars 2017


Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) / France / janvier 2017
Millenium - International Documentary Film Festival / Belgique / mars 2017
Festival du Cinéma Arabe / Pays-Bas / avril 2017
DOC-Cévennes - Festival International du Documentaire en Cévennes / France / mai 2017
Filmfestival Oostende (FFO) / Belgique / septembre 2017
Festival Flahertiana / Russie / septembre 2017
FIFF - Festival Internation du Film Francophone de Namur / Belgique / octobre 2017
Indepedent FilmFest Osnabruck / Allemagne / octobre 2017
One World International Human RIghts Doc FF / République Tchèque / mars 2018

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