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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
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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, this film is a vibrant plea for liberty.
Director Jawad Rhalib
Script Jawad Rhalib
Editing Deconinck Stijn
Sound Pierre Castin
Cinematography François Schmitt

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Jawad Rhalib

Jawad Rhalib

Belgian-Moroccan author and filmmaker, Jawad Rhalib focuses his work on issues related to social realism. He writes and directs short, medium and feature-length fiction and documentary films. Among his work, we can mention El Ejido, la loi du profit, Les Damnés de la Mer and Le Chant des tortues (feature-length documentaries), 7, rue de la Folie et INSOUMISE (feature-length fiction films).

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Les Hirondelles de l’Amour (2016); Insoumise (2016); 7, rue de la Folie (2014); Le Chant des Tortues (2013); Les Damnées de la Mer (2008); El Ejido, la Loi du Profit (2006).

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