23 JUN 2021

FEDERATION PARTNERS WITH ECHO STUDIO FOR “NADIA” PRODUCTION

The new original documentary, created by Anissa Bonnefont, is set to air this Fall on Canal+. The project was selected as one of six to be showcased at the Doc’s Women Talent Hub.

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Federation Entertainment and Echo Studio have partnered for the production of Anissa Bonnefron't second feature documentary, "Nadia." “I am delighted to be teaming up once again with director Anissa Bonnefont on her second documentary feature, especially as it follows on from the exceptional Wonder Boy which first premiered on CANAL+," Christine Cauquelin, Canal+ Group Director of Documentaries and Factual Channels said. 

"Nadia" was executed through the companies' collaboration with Canal+, as well as various contributions by Cinemage, SG Image, and CNC. The documentary, set to air this Fall, will be distributed by Federation Entertainment.  Filming began in June 2020 in France and Denmark, and was officially completed earlier this month.

The film was also one of six projects selected for the Sunny Side of the Doc’s Women Talent Hub, intended to showcase projects made by women non-fiction filmmakers. “Nadia’s incredible story deserved a beautiful movie, and thanks to Anissa Bonnefont’s talent and sensitivity, we managed to do her story justice. 'Nadia' will inspire audiences worldwide and pave the way for a better tomorrow,” Jean-François Camilleri, President of Echo Studio, said. 

Covering the brave story of Nadia Nadim, a former Afghan refugee who became a star player for the Paris Saint-Germain football club, the title is based on real events, including the dangerous Taliban forces in the early 2000s, and years of military conflict, and invasions by Russians and Americans. Nadim's passion for soccer saved her. ‘’As soon as I met Nadia, I knew it was imperative I tell her story: that of an incredibly positive and joyful personality whose personal journey will bring hope to the youth of today, boys and girls alike,” Anissa Bonnefont, Director, said. “Above all, I wanted to make sure people understood that any of us could potentially become a refugee if things go wrong in our country.’’ 

 

Nadia’s incredible story deserved a beautiful movie, and thanks to Anissa Bonnefont’s talent and sensitivity, we managed to do her story justice. 'Nadia' will inspire audiences worldwide and pave the way for a better tomorrow.” Jean-François Camilleri President of Echo Studio