This Day Won't Last

A day that could also be a life. A young man who could also be an older woman. A nightmare that could also be a dream. In Tunisia, while it could also be somewhere else: on the border between the necessity and the fear to make a film, the necessity and the fear for the revolution, is 'This day won't last' a cooperation with a distance. That is how this self portrait turns into a group portrait. Clandestine, but straight from the heart: an end that could also lead to a new beginning.

Director Biography

Since 2017, Mouaad el Salem is director, producer, editor, cameraperson, soundperson, activist and lead characters of the debut film 'This day won't last'. Mouaad lives and dreams in Tunisia and Europe.

Alternative title

هذا اليوم لن يدوم


Mouaad el Salem


Tunisia, Belgium








26 min.

From the Margins

Friday, 3 September 18:05 - 19:33 / Kijkhuis 2
88 min.
Sunday, 5 September 10:15 - 11:43 / Kijkhuis 2
88 min.

Also in this session

1. Home Stream
Giulia Gandini, Lily Blackham, 11 min.
2. What We Don’t Know About Mariam
Morad Mostafa, 25 min.
3. Tictoc
Mark Waters, 21 min.
4. This Day Won't Last
Mouaad el Salem, 26 min.

International Competition 2

Saturday, 4 September 18:00 - 19:30 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.

Also in this session

1. The Lamb of God
David Pinheiro Vicente, 15 min.
2. This Day Won't Last
Mouaad el Salem, 26 min.
3. The End of Suffering (a Proposal)
Jacqueline Lentzou, 14 min.
4. Passage
Ann Oren, 13 min.
5. My Own Landscapes
Antoine Chapon, 19 min.