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Hakim Belabbes Shorts - Boujad: A Nest in the Heat / Whispers
 
 
Hakim Belabbes Shorts - Boujad: A Nest in the Heat  /  Whispers

Type:
Documentary

Director:
Hakim Belabbes

Year:
1992 / 1999

Time:
45 minutes / 15 minutes

Language:
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
   

Boujad: A Nest In the Heat is a personal and anguishing look at issues of separaton, independence and return. As director Hakim Belabbes chronicles his journey from his home in Chicago to visit his family in his hometown of Boujad in Morocco, his exploration of family relationships is self-conscious and at times painfully honest. We witness his most private moments with his family. Belabbes' film intimately explores the domestic spaces and religious rituals of intra-family relationships, especially when compounded by one member's break with traditional values.

Hakim Belabbes' Whispers follows a man's obsessive search for his lost childhood through the dark alleyways and desolate cemeteries of the director's Moroccan hometown, Boujad.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

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This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact info@arabfilm.com for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or info@arabfilm.com for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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