When Arabs danced

  • Au temps où les Arabes dansaient
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title : Time When the Arabs danced (The)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2018
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

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 and allows the voice of reason to speak in order to break what is now: "Be an artist and shut up!".

A film by Jawad Rhalib

Belgium, 2018, Documentary, 1h30 mins and 52 mins, Society / History

Length/ Durée : 90' & 52'
Language / Langue : French, Dutch & English
Format / Format: HD
Country of Production / Pays de production: Belgium / Belgique
Copyright: 2018

Director / Réalisateur : Jawad Rhalib
Producer / Production : R&R Productions www.rrprods.eu
Coproducers / CoProduction et soutien: RTBF, VAF, FWB, VRT, Free son productions, Zonderling, RTS & TV5,
With the support of / Avec le soutien de: Radio Canada, AJP, Fondation Hassan II, DGCD, OIF, CIRTEF

Distribution :
Mme Nathalie Giboire-Labid (Head of International Sales and Acquisitions)
108 boulevard Galliéni - 92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France
E-mail : contact@gad-distribution.com
Phone : 33 155 958 455 / Cell : 33 634 040 551

Producer: R&R Productions
Coproducers: RTBF, Zonderling, RTS, TV5, VRT
Language: French, English, Dutch

2018 | 49th Visions du Réel 2018 | Festival International de cinéma de Nyon, Suisse | 13-21 April 2018
* Sélection - Section: Grand Angle
* World Premiere / Première Mondiale
* Projection : lundi 16 avril 2018, 20:30, Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland. Projection suivie d'un débat
* Projection : Mercredi 18 Avril 2018, 16:30, Théâtre de Marens. Projection suivie d'un débat


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