My name is Fatima Matousse, I was born in southern Morocco. As a child, I was forced to drop out of school twice by a conservative father. Instead of quitting school, I decided to pursue my education. My perseverance led to earning several scholarships that helped strengthen my desire to fight for the right to education. The Fulbright Scholarship I recently received allowed me to pursue an MFA in Film at the City College of New York (2[phone redacted]).
- My First Film
My debut film FAMILY IN EXILE which I directed won awards such as Best Short Documentary at the IMDb Independent Shorts Awards. Also, it was showcased at prominent international film festivals such as the 34th edition of Interfilm Berlin and 22nd edition of The Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, USA.
- What’s Next?
After my Fulbright experience, I came back to my hometown with the goal to make more documentary films illustrating social issues touching marginalized groups. For instance, my next film tells the stories of Hard-of-hearing communities, the challenges they are facing, and their vulnerability toward religious extremism and illegal immigration.
- Yes, You Can! :)
Directing this film and future productions won’t be possible without your generous support. I need to own film and sound equipment to officially launch my artistic career as a female storyteller and to train local youth to nurture their filmmaking talents.
I appreciate your support in making my vision a reality! I am committed to shedding light on issues facing underrepresented communities.
$1-$9: Thank you! Any size donation helps. You are awesome!
$10-$50: Thank you email.
$51-$100: Thank you email and shout out on my social media.
$101-$500: Thank you credit in my next film.
$501-$1000: Special thanks credit in my next film & a private link to see my short film FAMILY IN EXILE.
$+1001: Co-producer title in my next film.
Thank you for your support, and love!
DonationsSee top donations
- Kris Boudreau
- Amoy Barnes
- Lhassan Asskmoud
- Connor Burgevin
- Meriem Belkaid
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more