Trances

The beloved Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the dynamic subject of this captivating musical documentary. Storytellers through song, with connections to political theater, the band became an international sensation (Western music critics have often referred to them as “the Rolling Stones of North Africa”) thanks to their political lyrics and sublime, fully acoustic sound, which draws on the Moroccan trance music tradition. Both a concert movie and a free-form audiovisual experiment, Ahmed El Maânouni’s Trances is cinematic poetry.

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Trances
Cast
Omar Sayed
Nass El Ghiwane musicians
Larbi Batma
Abderrahman ”Paco“ Kirouche
Allal Yaâla
Credits
Director
Ahmed El Maânouni
Produced by
Izza Génini
Produced by
Souheil Ben Barka
Screenplay
Ahmed El Maânouni
Cinematography
Ahmed El Maânouni
Editor
Jean-Claude Bonfanti
Music
Nass El Ghiwane
Sound recordist
Ricardo Castro

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