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Arab Film Festival

O Mon Corps! (Oh My Body)

O Mon Corps

Directed by Laurent Aït Benalla

Documentary / France, Qatar / 2012 / 70 mins / French with English subtitles / US Premiere

O Mon Corps! (O My Body!) / The Cup Reader

Opera Plaza Cinema (San Francisco)
Oct. 13, 2013 8:30 pm

Description


Algiers. Choreographer Abou Lagraa and Nawal Aït Benalla Lagraa conceived this first training of contemporary dance in Algeria as a bridge between Mediterranean cultures. Ten dancers were selected to give birth to Lagraa’s choreography Nya.”O my Body!” depicts the structuring of this group of dancers, mostly composed of self-taught hip-hop street performers, till the evening of the world premiere at the National Theater of Algiers.


Director's Bio

full_6_dtff_2012_director_laurent_a_t_benalla_o_my_body_at_arab_guests_lunch_20_11 in 1976 to a Moroccan father and a French mother, Laurent Aït Benalla is one of the founders of SLAB, a Montpellier-based production centre for documentaries. His films – all so far under an hour – include ‘Un couteau et un cœur (2009); ‘Marcel Hanoun, chemin faisant’ (2010), which observes the late 81-year-old Tunisian filmmaker at work; and ‘Suite anglaise’ (2011).

 


Credits

Cinematographer/Producer/Editor/Screenwriter: Laurent Aït Benalla
Music: Maurice Ravel and Houria Aïchi

Dates & Times

O Mon Corps! (O My Body!) / The Cup Reader

Opera Plaza Cinema (San Francisco)
Oct. 13, 2013 8:30 pm