Tangier 8

In June 2009, Tamaas invited eight poets and filmmakers from France, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, and the United States, to Tangier, Morocco. These four poet-filmmaker pairs collaborated using Super 8 film and writing original text to create experimental “film-poems.”

Working under tight time constraints-- they had just four days to film, four days for sound, and four days for editing-- the artists took inspiration from the city of Tangier: its history, architecture, people, politics, as well as from each other, to produce the shorts shown here.

Hosted by the Cinémathèque de Tanger

Threshold Songs by Natalia Almada and Peter Gizzi

Road Marine by Ivan Boccara & Carla Faesler

Arabs Love Cats by Akram Zaatari & Liliane Giraudon

Le Bled by Jem Cohen & Luc Sante