This short film is a brief portrait of two characters living in the medina of a Muslim town that the filmmaker approaches to get to know them. The first is a man who has been heating water in a private Hamman for 40 years. The second is a 20-year-old boy with the dream of moving to Europe.
The project was completed in collaboration with ONG Africa, which aims to demotivate emigration through the medium of cinema and social media, by making young people aware of the resources and opportunities in their territory, in particular the local crafts of Marrakech.
One of the actions envisaged by the project is the learning of film production techniques and, as a result, the short film has had a positive impact on the neighbourhood’s children, who watched the shooting and had a companion as one of the two leading characters.
DOCU – 8 minutes
Progress: Available on Amazon Prime US and UK
Director: Filippo Gobbato
D.O.P.: Filippo Gobbato
Subject: Filippo Gobbato and Giulio Kirchmayr
Screenplay: Filippo Gobbato and Giulio Kirchmayr
Editing: Filippo Gobbato
Casting: Syd Aabdlkrim, Hamouda Ihachim, Syd Baaza, Aabdo Rahim
Executive producer: Giulio Kirchmayr
Producer: Annalisa Pinto
Co-production: Moondays and Ong Afrika
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