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House in the Fields
Tigmi N Ipren - Tala Hadid
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Maroc/Qatar - 2017 - 1 h 26 mn - Réalisation : Tala Hadid - Production : Tala Hadid, Larbi Idmansour, Umaru Embalo, Tommaso Cammarano - Image : Tala Hadid - Montage : Tala Hadid - Musique : Richard Horowitz - Son : Thomas Robert, Jean-Guy Veran -

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Corum - Salle Einstein Dimanche 22 octobre 2017, 18 h 00
Corum - Salle Einstein Mercredi 25 octobre 2017, 16 h 00

House in the Fields is a film that examines the life of an isolated rural Amazigh community in the south- west region of the High Atlas Mountains. The thousand-year history of the Amazigh in Morocco has been, for the most part, recounted, preserved and transmitted by bards and storytellers in oral form among Tamazight speaking pastoral communities. The film continues this tradition of transmission, in an audiovisual form, in an attempt to faithfully document and present a portrait of a village and community that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years despite being confronted with the rapidly changing sociopolitical realities of the country at large. The film follows the lives of certain villagers, most specifically two teenage sisters, one who must give up school to prepare for her wedding, and the other who dreams of being a judge. First film of a triptych set in Morocco, that starts in the Atlas Mountains, journeys through Casablanca and finishes beyond the borders.

Tala Hadid

Born in London in 1974 of Moroccan descent. Writer/Director/Photographer Tala Hadid studied Fine Art and Philosophy at Brown University (US) and made her first film Sacred Poet on Pier Paolo Pasolini. The author of several short films, she completed Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan which was selected at Cinemed 2005 and received an Academy Award, and won the Panorama Best Short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Hadid’s work has screened, among other venues, at the MoMA in New York City, L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Goteberg Kunsthalle in Sweden, the Goethe Institute/Cairo, the Los Angeles County Museum, la Cinémathèque Française in Paris and the Photographer’s Gallery in London. In 2010/2011, she worked on her long term project Heterotopia, a series of photographs documenting life in a New York City brothel. In the autumn of 2013, the Fine Art photography publisher Stern published a volume of a selection of Hadid’s photographs as part of its Stern Fotografie Portfolio series of emerging photographers. In 2014, Hadid completed work on Itarr el Layl (The Narrow Frame of Midnight). The award-winning film premiered at the Toronto film Festival and went on to screen at numerous film festivals and venues around the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York, the Rome Film Festival, London Film Festival and the Walker Arts Center.