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Tea or Electricity
Le Thé ou l'Électricité - Jérôme Le Maire
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Belgique/France/Maroc - 2012 - 1 h 33 mn - Réalisation : Jérôme Le Maire - Scénario : Jérôme le Maire - Image : Jérôme le Maire - Montage : Matyas Veress - Musique : Christian Martin - Son : Jean-Luc Fichefet, Jérôme le Maire -

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Corum - Salle Einstein Samedi 27 octobre 2012, 12 h 00
Corum - Salle Einstein Mardi 30 octobre 2012, 20 h 00

Tea or Electricity is the epic story of the arrival of electricity in a tiny isolated village in the middle of the Moroccan High Atlas. Over more than three years and season after season, the director patiently reveals the outlines of the net that will inevitably end up closing on the people of Ifri. Before our eyes is draft the image of the merciless modernity that the small village will now be connected to.

Jérôme Le Maire

Born in Liege in 1969, he studied journalism and communication at the Free University of Brussels and then started to study for a degree in film-making at the Institut des arts de diffusion. In 1994 he directed a short film, Meilleurs Vœux, with Vincent Lannoo. In 1995 he directed Salutations distinguées, a short film selected in many festivals. In 2002, he directed Volter ne m’intéresse and Un jour, une vie. In 2004, he went to live in an isolated palmgrove in the south of Morroco with his wife and kids. There, he directed the documentary-feature film Où est l’amour dans la palmeraie ? In 2011 he directed Le Grand'Tour, a fiction feature film.