Deutsche Version

Linge sur terrasse

English title: Linen on Terrace
Series title: Arab Shorts Distribution ( )
Director: Fadma Kaddouri    → show biography   
Country: Morocco, France
Year: 2007
Synopsis: The idea for this video was conceived at the house of the artist’s parents where a strong wind blew the linen on the washing line. It suddenly appeared to the artist as though a striking crowd was trying to go out of its way; a static article became alive, free. The dance-like movement of the linen fight against the wind can be seen as a metaphor for those who search to escape their condition that is determined by their history. Nador is a city of transit, the border that separates Africa from Europe, therefore serving as a destination for a large number of sub-Saharan African immigrants who arrive with a dream of a new start. Most of them settle down by a thread of an indispensable border.

Technical Attributes

Format: DVD
Rental status: to rent
Running time (minutes): 3
Color: color
Projection format: 4:3
Number of reels: 1