Linge sur terrasse (Linen on Terrace)

Production country: 
fr
ma
Year: 
2007
Duration: 
4 min
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
film/video
Linge sur terrasse by Fadma Kaddouri
Linge sur terrasse by Fadma Kaddouri

The idea for this video was conceived at the end of an afternoon in Nador (Morocco) when a very strong wind blew the linen on the washing line. It suddenly appeared to the artist as though a striking crowd was trying to go out of its way; static objects became alive and free. In the film we see the dance-like movements of the linen fighting against the wind – a metaphor of those who search to escape the condition which is determined by their history. Nador is a city of transit, the border which separates Africa from Europe, therefore serving as a destination for a large number of sub-Saharan African immigrants who arrive with a dream of a new start. Most of them settle down in the city geographically separated from Europe by a thread of an indispensable border.

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