Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You

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<em>Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You</em>. 2012. Morocco/France. Directed by Eric and Marc Hurtado. Courtesy Atopic
  • Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You

    2012. Morocco/France. Eric and Marc Hurtado (Etant Donnés). 59 min.

North American premiere
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You

    2012. Morocco/France. Directed by Eric and Marc Hurtado (Etant Donnés). With Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Shiraz el Kairi, Amin Serhani, Ahmed Ettalha. In Jajouka, a village nestled in Morocco’s Rif mountains, magic rites accompanied by a peculiar music performed by “the Master Musicians of Jajouka” (a brotherhood of musicians) are commonplace. Acclaimed musicians Eric and Marc Hurtado, founders of the group Etant Donnés, explore these rituals and legends in fascinating complicity with the master musicians and other villagers of Jajouka. Weaving documentary and fiction, the Hurtados eschew an investigation of the healing power and spiritual transcendence of Jajouka; instead, they have created a film so riveting and poetic that it transposes the experience of trance and emotional release onto the viewer. In Arabic, French; English subtitles. 59 min.

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Image: Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You. 2012. Morocco/France. Directed by Eric and Marc Hurtado. Courtesy Atopic