Franco-Moroccan film director Houda Benyamina won Cannes's 2016 Caméra d'Or award for her first feature film "Divines."
The film tells the story of a young girl who drops out of school and runs away from her home in search of her own personal freedom. Set on a housing estate in Paris, the film features first time actress Oulaya Amamra, who plays the role of the rebellious teenager named Dounya. Eager to experience life, Dounya runs away from home to live her life the way she wants.
The film touches upon young teen related themes such as drugs, religion and marginalization in society. However, it evolves to become a story about friendship and opportunity. The goal of this movie was to showcase Benyamina's feminist perspective on women's issues.