Tales of the Night by Moumen Smihi (Berkeley)
Oct. 24, 2013 7:00 pm
The Sorrows of a Young Tangierian by Moumen Smihi
Oct. 27, 2013 7:30 pm
Hosted by UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Berkeley
One of the key figures of Moroccan and North African cinema, Moumen Smihi is a filmmaker, writer, theorist, and critic, but most of all he is a Tanjaoui: a citizen of Tangier, the atmospheric port city of Morocco, hub between Europe and Africa, Christianity and Islam, and legendary haven to such writers as William S. Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Mohamed Choukri, Jean Genet, and more. We’re excited to co-present this series with the BAM/PFA
Moumen Smihi: Poet of Tangier is curated by Peter Limbrick and coordinated by Livia Alexander.
Tickets are available through the BAM/PFA. Click here for more information.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
44, or Tales of the Night
Moumen Smihi (Morocco, 1981).
Moumen Smihi and Peter Limbrick in Conversation. New print! Smihi’s most epic work illuminates forty-four years of Moroccan history through a series of visually striking tableaux, inspired by 1001 Nights and Ulysses. (110 mins)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Sorrows of a Young Tangerian
Moumen Smihi (Morocco, 2012). Moumen Smihi in person. New Print! Set in the early 1960s, the third part of Smihi’s Tangier trilogy finds Larbi Salmi navigating both young adulthood and the early years of Moroccan independence. (95 mins)