The Heroine’s Journey of Safia Bouadan

What is the best thing I love about my job? The freedom to create, one feels fully alive!
What is my idea of happiness? That of always striving towards him by including the other who also participates in our happiness. It is a sharing .
What is my greatest fear? To play hide and seek with her…it is better that she reveals herself quickly to look her in the face
What is the trait I deplore the most in myself? The one I don’t see
Which people living in my profession I admire the most? Women and men committed humanists such as the late Audrey Hepburn and more recently artists carrying the MeToo movement and those fighting against all forms of discrimination.
What is my greatest extravagance? My little crazy chip and my too big chocolate greed !

On what occasion would I lie If I have to protect a person or a group that would be too disturbed if I told them that truth but I would not lie to them, I will tell the truth later
What is the one thing I hate most about my job? The constraint of having to find solid productions or finances to see our creation or project come true and spread. Creating is not enough and productions are not very accessible to creators, which means that initially we self-produce.
When and where was I happiest in my work? On stage: a theatre or cinema scene but not only… When we are rewarded by our efforts with our entire team, as we did recently for the Arte Competition «Et pourtant elles tournent», our first short documentary «Entre mes mains» directed with Sophie Parel. It attracted the attention of the Jury ranked 30th out of more than 800 proposals, which encouraged us. We now want to move towards a unitary system in order to exploit all the stakes and have thus had production tracks.
If I could, what would I change at home? Everything is movement, everything changes, me too, and as I write, the mystery happens…
What is my greatest success at work? To have combined all my passions since my childhood by concretizing them: the arts as actress-singer/ author-writer-director/ director and the study of sociology at the UER René Descartes de Paris V Sorbonne, where I was able to specialize in “health ethics, morals and human rights” with my Professor Jean Marc Alby, of whom I was also a collaborator and Professor Pierre Cuer with them at the Centre d’Ethopsychologie et d’Ecologie in
Paris V and Paris VI . On the one hand I specialized on the subject « Stress and major traumas » with Professor Luis Crocq , Military psychiatrist and Surgeon General of the Armies, precursor of the Cells medico psychological. Thanks to them ! Thanks to my work over several years, I became an Observer in 1999 at UNESCO’s IBC and then an Expert at UNESCO’s Geobs since 2007. This background serves me on a daily basis in my work and creations, having founded in 2005 a socio-cultural association L’Onde Bleue turned towards creation in connection with citizen values including the fight against discrimination and defending the cause of children in danger.

Where would I like to live the most? Wherever I would be happy feeling at home …
What is my most precious possession? My soul, it supports me and carries me
What is my most prominent feature? Creative energy, my joy of living and sharing
What is my most inspiring place in my city? The gardens, I like to walk and write there, the parks also to rehearse away from glances when possible.

Photo credit: Julien Vachon

What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city? Restaurants or cafes with a cosy, antique, ethnic or atypical decor offering culinary surprises
What books have influenced my life and how? “Life is a dream” by Calderon de la Barca, Shakespeare’s plays or « Le portrait de Dorian Gray » by Oscar Wilde, « Crimes et Châtiments » de Dostoïevski,… the novels of Victor Hugo or George Sand or those of Françoise Sagan … All of them perfectly analyze the human soul and that of the world with a rare style of dramatic writing.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on the last day? « I don’t regret anything » about Edith Piaf
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Great actresses such as Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson or actors Benedict Cumberbach ,Denzel Washington. Female role model Audrey Hepburn as an actress and for all her commitments to the cause of children and the vulnerable in the world
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Those who work every day to save or improve the lives of others, the actors of peace, those who sometimes put their lives in danger to defend a real cause and who remain in the shadows for humility and protection.
What movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? There are many that are as many beautiful works… For the style of psychological thriller, I like « All about Eve » or « Le limier » by Joseph L Mankiewicz . Alfred Hitchcock’s films that I am a fan of and that inspire me for my own
writings such as « Les enchainés » or « Pas de printemps pour Marnie » or « Vertigo »… These films fed my series «memory trapped» a political and psychological thriller but also outside of Oscar Wilde, my novel « Sang vie » in the psycho-sociological frame that surrounds my character Jean Carello who is now deposited in a publishing house.
What role-playing stories in my life and work? That of a woman plural but anchored in life, committed citizen, fully artist and anchored but also avant-garde in her time
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ do to me? We create our way, every day we move forward in our own lives.
Who’s my biggest fan, godfather, partner in crime? My artist friends or not, my supporters of all time and all horizons, the public of course!
Which individuals or companies would I like to work with in 2022? Ken Loach , a director whose engaged films denounce the inequalities, misery, wealth and problems of different cultures, but also the sincere commitments of his characters for just causes .
On which project, in 2022, am I looking forward to working? I am currently working on our 52 minute “In My Hands” unit. , a documentary committed to the cause of women and our project against discrimination and harassment in Alabelecole school of our association « L’Onde Bleue » and that I carry with Julien Vachon, the association president. I am also currently writing a realistic short film “At Risk” on the subject of post traumatic syndrome of a heroine or heroine
Where can you see me or my work in 2022? Thank you for offering it to me , we can follow my news on networks and sites
Association « L’Onde Bleue »
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? That when you’re driven by your passion, she never dies
What creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their stories? Diane Stolojan actress and painter of great quality or my accomplice on our documentary Entre mes mains, Sophie Parel multiple artist also and committed woman .

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