Banned in Morocco upon release in 1974, Mostafa Derkaoui’s film About Some Meaningless Events (De quelques événements sans signification) is an essayistic inquiry into the social role of an independent national cinema that is being born and the political aspirations of a new generation. Vetoed under the country’s censorship laws, it remained practically invisible until this restoration was made available. Today the film retains an energy, a curiosity, and a sense of urgency that will surprise and challenge contemporary audiences.
Preceded by an introduction by curator and independent researcher Léa Morin, whose work explores archives, history and film heritage from North Africa and followed by a post-screening discussion with Michael Temple, Director of the Essay Film Festival.
Fri 3 April 8.15pm
Part of the Essay Film Festival