Online workshops and Master classes around cinema and Media arts
Morocco & the MENA Region
| January – September 2021 |
All participants should watch the movie made by the filmmaker before starting the Master class.
Written & Directed by: Ali ESSAFI
Cinematography by: Hakim Belabbes, Hassan Ouazzani, Ali Essafi
Editing by: Chaghig Arzoumanian
Sound Design by: Rana Eid
Sound : Touda Bouanani, Ali Essafi
Producer: Ali Essafi, Cinemaat Prod, Rasha Salti
The film is the story of a trip on the remote island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean. The expedition is a hard trek to the interior of the island, known in antiquity for its Phoenix and Rukh birds. On the journey are Ahmed Afrar, youngest son of the late sultan of Socotra, some companions and three cameleers with their animals.
Enroute to visit relatives, the socotrians speaking in their own language, a descendent of the old language of the Kingdom of Saba, they tell stories by the fire. During the night, conversation turns to legends of djinns and monstrous snakes that dwell in the cavernous interior of the island. A vanishing world is revealed.disappointment!. This screening will also be held outdoors, please dress warmly!
Introduction about Creative Documentary film by the expert
ALI ESSAFI will get deep into his vision of documentary making. He will share his way of working by giving some tips and tricks that can be used in your future film or art projects