Ahmed El Maanoun


In Trances, Ahmed El Maanouni retraces the itinerary of the mythic band Nass El Ghiwane. “The group’s trances are the equivalent of our soul music, the expression of our irrationality,” says the director. “Following the example of the Nass El Ghiwane themselves, I went back to the roots. They draw their music from the last thousand years of Moroccan and African history. The film sets out to reveal and emphasize this heritage.” Marocco 1981 Regie: Ahmed El Maanouni 90 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit frz. UT restauriert von der Cinemateca di Bologna