Screening: TARFAYA

Thu, December 20, 2007 6:30 pm at Two Boots Pioneer Theater

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3rd i NY and Alwan for the Arts Collaborative Monthly Film & Video
Series presents


Moroccan Feature Film

Tuesday, December 18th @ 7pm

Two Boots Pioneer Theater

155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)

Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker

Tickets: $10 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members

About the Film


Director: Daoud Aoulad Syad / Morocco / France / 2004 / 97 min/ In
Arabic with English S/T

The beautifully shot, hypnotically-paced Tarfaya focuses on the
torment of North African immigrants trying to slip into Europe.
Miriam (Touria Alaoui) arrives in Tarfaya looking for the smuggler
who is supposed to ferry her to Spain. But those seeking clandestine
passage are always vulnerable, and everyone she meets seems
duplicitous and deceitful. What little money she has is stolen, and
help from the police chief (Mohamed Majd) comes at its own price.
Miriam is courted by Hassan (Mohamed Bastaoui), but blinded by the
mirage of a better life on The Continent," she spurns him. Like all
those seeking safe passage, she will have to learn that much more
than an expanse of water separates the Moroccan sea port from Europe.

About the Director

Born in Marrakech in 1953, he studied Physics in France before
participating in the Film Workshop at the FEMIS in Paris. Having
launched a prestigious career as a photographer, in 1989 he made his
first shorts, followed by others in documentary format. He debuted as
a feature director with Adieu, forain (Farewell, Travelling Player,
1998), winner of awards at the Casablanca and Montpellier Festivals.
His second feature, Le cheval de vent (2001), screened at last year's
San Sebastian Festival as part of the Amongst Friends and Neighbours retrospective, won the Grand Prix Hassan II at Rabat Festival.

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Last updated: 2007-12-27 03:25:57


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