TIMNADIN N' RIF
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A rebellion in the Rif mountains has shaken the Moroccan state, hundreds have been arrested. The news has reached a seemingly quiet mountain top far away, in the country's southeast. Here, peasant villagers have shut down a water pipeline to Africa’s biggest silver mine for the last seven years. They decide to respond to the news with a poem and this short film.
Produced and written by the dissident villagers of Imider, "Timnadin N' Rif" (Verses for the Rif) explores Morocco’s forgotten indigenous culture and the legacy of the Imdiazen. Imdiazen are Amazigh poets who travelled from village to village, using Timnadin poetry and storytelling to spread news of the resistance against colonialism and the Sultan. Today, it is the villagers of Imider who continue to carry this tradition as they recount their shared miseries in a poetic letter to their compatriots in the Rif.
"A film in solidarity with our siblings in the Rif"
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL
2018, Destination Morocco
MOSTRA VIVA DEL MEDITERRANI
2018, Special Section
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE DOUARNENEZ
2019, Sélection "La Grande Tribu"