Yasmina Benabderrahmane: La Bête un conte moderne

Yasmina Benabderrahmane's Super 8 films of Morocco take us from the Bouregreg Valley to the plains of Chichaoua, documenting the uneasy collision of tradition and moderntiy. This one-time screening presents the intimate, textured films whose stills make up the book La Bête un conte moderne.

Thursday 4 February 2020
19:00 GMT, London
14:00 EST, New York

Running time: 12 mins


About La Bête un conte moderne

In 2012, Benabderrahmane returned to her home country of Morocco after 12 years, crossing the dunes and plains to create Super-8 films mapping out the ever-changing landscape. The film stills collected in this book invite us to follow the path winding between tradition and modernity. We travel to the Bouregreg Valley, a new cultural centre which symbolizes the modernity and changing physiognomy of ancestral lands. Further afield, we discover the desert plains of Chichaoua, rocky and stripped back, where sleepy villages nestle in a place where time stands still.

From these familiar spaces and bodies, in which the history of contemporary Morocco is played out with all its contradictions, Benabderrahmane invites us to experience a sensitive, mineral and instinctive Moroccan history, where stones tumble, blood clots and where the artist’s gaze comes to a place at once familiar and ever-changing.

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