WHEN ARABS DANCED

AU TEMPS OÙ LES ARABES DANSAIENT

By Jawad RHALIB

R&R PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Visions du Réel 2018
Grand Angle
Toronto - TIFF 2018
TIFF Docs
Vision du réel 2018
Meilleur film Grand Angle & Prix du Public. Best film & Audience Award
FESPACO 2019
Etalon d'argent
FIFOG 2019
FIFOG D'OR
Etoiles de la SCAM 2020
Etoile de la SCAM
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, DUTCH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, FARSI
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jawad RHALIB
    • Producer(s)
    • Nourdin RHALEB (R&R PRODUCTIONS), Bart MAES (ZONDERLING), Jawad RHALIB (R&R PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • A fundamentalist hates life. For him, it presents temptation, a moving away from God and a loss of time before the celestial paradise with its rivers flowing with milk of eternal taste, its streams of wine, its delights and its virgins. Life is the product of disobedience and this disobedience is the work of the ARTIST. The fundamentalist resents the artist, who gives life to matter and leads pure souls away from paradise with sick ideas, a devilish drawing, a bewitching song or an evil dance… The artist is, therefor, the devil and in order to be able to kill him, the fundamentalist labels him the enemy of Allah. Formerly carefree, the Arab-Muslim world has now become the epicenter of a blind and often violent fundamentalism. Pressure from the fundamentalists overwhelms that of the moderates. The voice of reason struggles to be heard. In the face of this hopeless realization that is threatening our most basic freedoms, Jawad Rhalib questions Islamic Fascism...