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Âabide l'kadia

Âabide l’kadia

Abdessamad El Montassir

Morocco, Mauritania | 2023 | 9 min
Arabic |
Subtitles: French
This film is part of Fatima Zahra-Lakrissas Carte Blanche

Enter the world of Abide l’kadia, a film that explores the history of Harratines in Mauritania through a moving multi-temporal narrative. With poignant testimonials, meddeha songs, and contemplative images, the film takes you to a deep reflection on situations of domination and the new models of society that are being created to allow for emancipation and transformation.
Director Abdessamad El Montassir
Director of Photography Laura Delle Piane
Editing Abdessamad El Montassir
Sound Alexandre Frigoult
Sound mixing Marin Bonazzi

In Partnership with

Centre culturel Marocain à Montréal


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Saturday, march 18, 2023, 02:00 p.m. — 04:00 p.m.


Abdessamad El Montassir

Abdessamad El Montassir

Abdessamad El Montassir is a bearer of stories and his backdrop is the Sahara: he tells the desert, with the freedom of hypothesis. His work is a research, an investigation into something that escapes us. He gives forms to silences and a texture to mutism. Because El Montassir is a historian without archives and a track hound of the territories. His work resembles an anthology of poems, is like a scientific novel and exists as a song of transmission. At the same time, he highlights the capacity of plants and non-human elements to act on the world, even transforming or influencing it.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Galb’Echaouf (2021)

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