French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) World Nomads Morocco Festival

World Nomads Morocco Festival, April 30–May 31

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI

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Tangerine Tales Program
Films & Videos from Cinémathèque de Tanger's Archive
Co-presented with Cinémathèque de Tanger

CinémaTuesdays Double Screening
View of the Main Square and the Small Square
You Are All Captains

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 7pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall | More Info

Writing Tangier / Filming Tangier
Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 6pm
Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn | More Info

Tangerine Tales: About the Program
Since its inception, the Cinémathèque de Tanger has been dedicated to the collection and preservation of Moroccan and Arab film heritage, ranging from fiction to documentary, from home movies to video art and experimental cinema.

This program offers a cross-section of films with the city at the heart of their cinematic ideas. Highlights include: Arabs Love Cats (Akram Zaatari) and Mounir Fatmi’s tribute to William Burroughs and Naked Lunch; an exploration of the city’s literary imagination and those who contributed to its invention with An American in Tangier: Paul Bowles; and the legendary figure of Mohamed Choukriin Perro Corazon.

A different angle on Tangier emerges in Gabriel Veyre’s extraordinary short documentary, View of the Main Square and the Small Square, to be shown at FIAF on May 10, which reveals an unknown Tangier while also depicting the colonial imaginary representations associated with the former international zone. The rare film will be shown alongside the spontaneous-fictional dimensions of the 2010 Cannes selection You Are All Captains (Oliver Laxe).

Through these films we wish to share a bit of the complexity of the city and its ability to take and hold all those who have tried to approach it and capture its mystery. Next year, the Cinémathèque’s numerous films and videos will be showcased by Tangier in the Movies, a full-scale retrospective dedicated to cinematic representations of Tangier.

The Cinémathèque de Tanger would especially like to thank all the featured filmmakers and film rights-holders, Heure Exquise distribution, and the Tamaas Foundation.

Curated by Bouchra Khalili


CinémaTuesdays Double Screening
View of the Main Square
and the Small Square;
You Are All Captains

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

View of the Main Square and the Small Square
Gabriel Veyre. 7 min. 1935. Color.
In French with English subtitles

Trained by the Lumière Brothers, filmmaker Gabriel Veyre became the Sultan of Morocco's photographer and cinematographer. In 1935 he traveled the country to build an archive of Moroccan life, resulting in this striking film.

You Are All Captains
Oliver Laxe. 80 min. 2003. Color.
With France Aline, Hicham Amidallah, Mohamed Bablouh
In Arabic, Spanish & French with English subtitles

This experimental film depicts a European director making a film with children from a community center in Tangier. His unconventional methods cause his relationships with the children to degenerate, and the project evolves in unexpected ways.


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Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022


Writing Tangier / Filming Tangier

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn
In partnership with the Invisible Dog Art Center

An American in Tangier
Mohamed Ulad, 1993. France-Morocco. 27 min.
With English subtitles

The American writer and composer Paul Bowles reflects on his life in Morocco, his adopted home for over fifty years, with his characteristic dryness and wit.

Fragments and Solitude / Fragments et Solitude
Mounir Fatmi, 1999. France-Morocco. 17 min.
With English subtitles

It begins like a holiday video, with the camera being used to film nothing in particular, little things: an insect, the wind, a look, little words, words “like the leftovers of a meal.”

Feast, Tribute to William Burroughs
Mounir Fatmi, 2002. France-Morocco. 8 min.
With English subtitles

How can you get out of the trap? How can you fight that monster of need that makes you lose all human form, that monkey that eats out the back of your neck and makes you dependent, a prisoner of consumption, a slave of the artificial paradise?

Perro Corazon: A Conversation with Mohamed Choukri
Abu Ali, 2004. Spain-Morocco. 26 min. Tangier 1998.
With English subtitles

Conversations at La Poste bar between the legendary Tangerine writer Mohammed Choukri and the New York poet Ira Cohen. Stories of friendship and the separations and losses they sometimes cause.

Arabs Love Cats / Les arabes aiment les chats
Liliane Giraudon and Akram Zaatari. France-Morocco. 2009. 9 min.
With English subtitles

A collaboration between video artist Akram Zaatari and poet Lilianne Giraudon, Arabs Love Cats emerged from The Tangier 8—a film poetry project that saw four filmmakers pair with four poets to each generate a short work on super-8 film, filmed in Tangier, with the collaboration of La Cinémathèque de Tanger.


Tickets are Free!
Distributed first-come,

Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street Between Court & Smith
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Co-presented with Cinémathèque de Tanger

The World Nomads Morocco festival is made possible with the generous support of numerous partners, co-presenters, and sponsors. View full list here.

Brochure (pdf)
World Nomads Morocco Festival Brochure (pdf)

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