افتتاح و تكريم
Under the benevolent shadow of Jean Genet, buried in Morocco, this film is a dialogue between the living and the dead, an invitation to bring those realms together, between silent humanist revolt and poetic elegy.
A family takes loving care of a white tomb, in a cemetery with a view of the sea. We are in Larache, south of Tangier, where Jean Genet lived the last ten years of his life.
Today, the writer is finally home, among his own. And for the locals of the city, he is a legend.Few of them actually knew him. Still fewer have read him. Most all have reinvented him for themselves.
Everyone has their own story to tell. But they all agree on one thing: “Jon Joney” valued them. He was on their side. These simple, poor, quite frankly invisible individuals form the voiceless and futureless people of Morocco. Living incarnations of the characters in hiswork, they now keep watch over his grave.