2008, Sun, Sep 21

Small Paths - Complex Stories

Scopitones, the art of movement and surfing on scrap: transnational

Trésors de scopitones arabes, kabyles et berbères: film still

Trésors de scopitones arabes, kabyles et berbères: film still


Trésors de scopitones arabes, kabyles et berbères

Michèle Collery & Anaïs Prosaïc, F 1999, 52 min, Arab./Fr. with French subtitles

Scopitones, 16 mm films in a jukebox, were produced especially for the Parisian Maghreb cafés during the 1960s and ‘70s. The lyrics deal with immigrant living conditions: plus dance scenes, Berber glam rock and construction-site melodrama.


Volume 2, Accroches toi !!

Morocco 2006, 5 min

A Traceur by Accroches toi !! on Parkour: "If you jump three or four metres, then you are trying to cover ground and move beyond boundaries.’


La ville bidon

R: Jacques Baratier F 1970, ca. 10 min, French OV

Excerpts from an improvised feature film on the ‘City of Happiness’ construction project. The search for investors, the expulsion of residents, a demonstration in the Bidonville, the new Cité de Transit and wild scrap-surfing through the terrains vagues.