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Au temps où les Arabes dansaient

Au temps où les Arabes dansaient

Jawad Rhalib

Belgium | 2018 | 1 h 23 min
French, English, Arabic, Farsi |
Subtitles: French
An enlightening look at the battles waged by women and artists in societies plagued with fundamentalism. The film explores Arab-Muslim culture and its historically rich world of literature, cinema, dance, and music, focusing on Egypt under the Nasser government from the 1950s through the 1970s. When Arabs Danced is a deep reflection on the complex future of multicultural Western societies. Based on director Jawad Rhalib’s own childhood memories, archival footage documenting the golden age of Middle Eastern dance, and contemporary interviews with cultural figures, the film is a vibrant plea for liberty.
Göteborg Film Festival, Göteborg, Sweden (2019)
TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (2018)
Visions du Réel (Visions of Reality), Nyon, Switzerland (2018)

Last update in March 2019
Director Jawad Rhalib
Script Jawad Rhalib
Editing Deconinck Stijn
Sound Pierre Castin
Cinematography François Schmitt

Production

Jawad Rhalib

Jawad Rhalib