Jemaa El Fna: Morocco's Rendezvous of the Dead

World Music Documentary
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Filmed in Marrakech's legendary "Jemaa El Fna," the central square of the final outpost before venturing into the great beyond of the western Sahara desert, this film is one of the most vivid documents ever presented capturing the raw folk stylings of Moroccan music. Shot at night, the performers manifest their passions right before your eyes, some drifting into extreme characters, others floating in dark, flowering breeze.

Directed by Hisham Mayet, 2004.
No longer available on DVD.
This program made possible with the kind permission of Sublime Frequencies.

Releated reading: "Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies."

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

This program honors the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Southwest Asian and North African heritage.

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