‘Our Memory is Vast’

25 April '19 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

A special screening of two classic short films by film maker and author Ahmed Bouanani, accompanied by a film by Touda Bouanani about her father. The films will be introduced by Marie Pierre-Bouthier.

Memory 14 (1971) was created by Ahmed Bouanani at a time when he was confined to editing, prohibited from filming because of political censorship. Some historical events such as the Rif War were censored, to circumvent this censorship, Bouanani went to film men and women of the Rif. The film uses archive footage based on cinematographic archives made during the French colonial period to present a portrait of Morocco. Memory 14 was cut/censored from 108 minutes to its final length of 24 minutes.

In 6 and 12 (1968) Bouanani turns his camera on the light and city of Casablanca between the hours of six and twelve. Initially entitled ‘The Awakening’ the film proposes to tell the story of Casablanca in 1968 through image and sound. (18 minutes)

The screening of these two films is followed by Fragments of Memory (2014). This short film by artist Touda Bouanani traces her father’s life as a writer, poet, artist and filmmaker.


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