The East Wind

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The East Wind

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The East Wind

Release Date: January 01, 1975

Year    :   1975
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Genres    :   Drama
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Director    :   Moumen Smihi
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Writers    :   Moumen Smihi
RunTime    :   80 mins.

Set in the mid-1950s when Tangier was still an international zone, El Chergui presents the city on the eve of its independence, as Aïcha resorts to magical practices to try to prevent her husband from taking a second wife. Around her, a society of women creates its own form of active resistance even as the larger independence movement grows around it. Through his unique use of montage, Smihi creates arresting images that present a society torn by the contradictions of colonialism, religion, patriarchy, and resistance. (Block Cinema)




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