Documentary Film "Galb'Echaouf"
Fine Artist Abdessamad El Montassir lives and works between Marseille and Boujdour, Morocco. As part of Salam Orient, he presents his short film documentary Galb'Echaouf . In his research-based works, Abdessamad El Montassir sets reflexive processes in motion.
For his film project Galb'Echaouf (2021, 19min) he searched for events that have decisively shaped the landscape of the Sahara in southern Morocco. However, caught up in the complex socio-political history of the region, he soon found himself confronted with a depressing silence. As a result, he decided to devote himself solely to the 'organic' life in the desert in order to free up any lost memory.
The film screening will be followed by an artist talk with Abdessamad El Montassir, conducted in French and with simultaneous translation by Elisabeth Piskernik, director of the Art Space Le Cube in Rabat.