Early life and career
In 1994, she directed her first documentary L’exigence de la Dignite. She has worked on documentaries as well as fiction films; her best known feature film, Les Yeux Secs initially started as a documentary about the women of Tizi but the women declined to be filmed. The film was screened at the 2003 Cannes film festival and the 4th International Festival of Rabat Film where she received the grand prize.
She is also the author of the novel Cahier d'empreintes; released in 1999.
Nejjar is the daughter to the novelist Noufissa Sbai; Sbai was the producer on Les Yeux Secs.
- L’exigence de la Dignite (1994)
- Khaddouj, Memoire de Targha (1996)
- Les Salines (1998)
- Le septième ciel (2001)
- Le miroir du fou (2002)
- Les Yeux Secs (Cry No More, 2003)
- Wake Up Morocco (2006)
- Terminus des anges (2010)
- L'amante du rif (2011)
- Sometimes translated as Dry Eyes.
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