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Online workshops and Master classes around cinema and Media arts
Morocco & the MENA Region
| January – September 2021 |

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المغرب، منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا 
 | يناير – سبتمبر 2021 |

creative DOCUMENTARY with jordi esteva


Master class




Skill Level






Jordi Esteva is a Spanish writer, editor, producer and film director. Originally a photographer, Esteva has directed three documentaries that explore the ceremonies, rituals, and ethnographic details of far corners of the world, such as the Ivory Coast and a small island in the Arabian Sea. His most recently film, Socotra, the Land of Djinns, premiered at Documenta Madrid.  


Black Bread (2010), Return to the land of souls (2010), Komian. (2014), Socotra, The land of Dijnns (2016).


A video series introducing aspects of documentary production. This series aims to create a clearer understanding of creative documentaries and to give those interested in documentary filmmaking tools to develop their skills.

In the first part, Professor Noi Mendel, Founder and Director of the Scottish Documentary Institute, gives a general introduction to creative documentaries and what distinguishes them from reports and news programs. 

The second part provides an overview of the different types and styles of creative documentaries, highlighting the different filmmakers’ options to better serve their themes.

سلسلة فیدیوھات تعرف بجوانب من الإخراج الفيلم الوثائقيّ. تھدف ھذه السلسلة إلى خلق فھم أوضح للوثائقيّ الإبداعيّ وإلى
منح المھتمین بصناعة الأفلام الوثائقیّة أدوات لتطویر مھاراتھم.

في الجزء الأول، الأستاذة الجامعیّة نوي مندل، مؤسّسة ومدیرة المعھد الاسكتلندي للأفلام الوثائقیّة، تعطي مقدّمة عامة
عن الأفلام الوثائقیّة الإبداعیّة وما یمیّزھا عن التقاریر والبرامج الإخباریة.

 في الجزء الثاني، تقدّم نظرة عامة عن أصناف وأسالیب مختلفة من الأفلام الوثائقیّة الإبداعیّة، مسلطة الضوء على خیارت المخرجین المختلفة من أجل خدمة مواضیعھم بطریقة أفضل.

Completing this master calss will help you:

what you should do before the master class?

All participants should watch the movie made by the filmmaker before starting the Master class.

They also should check the courses and references videos bellow.




Directed &Photography by:              Jordi Esteva

Camera Operator by:                        Albert Serradó 

Third Camera Operator by:             Albert Buendía

Production & Coordination by:       Abdulraoof Al Gammhi   

Sound & Production in line:             Jordi Tresserras              

Duration:                                                  1h04 

Short line:

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!

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Courses & references



Master class Learning Path

Introduction about Creative Documentary film by the expert

Jordi Esteva 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

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