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Berber Atlas (Atlas Bereber)
Year:  2008
Running Time:  82 minutes
Country:  Spain/Morocco
Language:  Berber
Genre:  Documentary
Showtime:   Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 03:30 PM
Director:  Moises Salama

Description:
  The title of this documentary film is referred to the exploration of a world which coordinates are, in principle, easy to delimit: it is a film about Berber people (Imazighen) and it is centered in the impressive
scenario of the High Atlas mountains, a territory where one of the more important cores of the amazigh culture is still surviving. Firstly, we propose to take a look to the closer South to Europe, which is obviously close by geographical and historical reasons and very distant and ignored in many ways. However, the exploration of this microcosmos, which we have tried to keep away from exotism’s temptations as well as from the prefabricated ideological discourses, unavoidably highlights subjects which largely overflow the limits of any community. When we look to Imazighen from the Atlas, we find an isolated South, where many ways of live already disappeared are still surviving in places sometimes
very close, but they are also living in intolerable poverty and marginalization situations. Many people in the South are feeling (some people confused, other consciously) the wounding progress paradox, which produces the same factors that are contributing to improve their existence material conditions, they are also putting in danger of extinction their own world.

Berber Atlas is the result of work through some years in the Eastern and Central High Atlas. The most part of images are related to filming carried out through in Morocco: Tounfite and Anefgou (Khenifra province), Imilchil (Errachidia province) and Zawiyat Ahansal (Azilal province).

Language: Berber with English subtitles

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Screening With: Because There Are Things You Never Forget

This film will be presented at the Bay Model

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