“An elephant in the Mediterranean” in Tiznit and Zagora

Racines, in partnership with the Brazilian company Pigmalião (Escultura Que Mexe), presents “Elephant in the Mediterranean”. A theatrical stroll through the public spaces of various Moroccan cities. The main character is a giant elephant puppet (4x3x1.5m), with actors on board to tell stories, anecdotes and situations experienced by migrants, dealing with issues of migration, otherness, racism, etc. (synopsis below).

See you in :
– Tiznit – 16/04/2024 – Place Istiqbal at 7pm
– Zagora – 18/04/2024 – Place du Centre Culturel at 6pm

About “Elephant in the Mediterranean”

Moroccans are experiencing new configurations and transformations linked to the presence of new migrant communities in the public space and in their daily lives.
 “Elephant in the Mediterranean’ goes back to Aristotle’s Poetics in an attempt to reconstruct Catharsis through the two emotions that constitute it: horror and pity.

In a context where a category of individuals with different identities and cultures share the same territory, the same daily realities and the same spaces, horror and pity emerge as two decisive elements of a new catharsis. Horror and pity are two of the components of the artistic direction of this theatrical tour, whose main character is a giant elephant puppet, in which actors tell stories, anecdotes and real-life situations. Bringing the issues of migration, otherness, racism, etc. to the surface of public debate.

The giant elephant is also coming to :
– M’hamid El Ghizlane – Opening of the Taragalte Festival in November 2024

The performance will be preceded by a screening of the documentary “BOZA! produced and directed by Racines (film trailer).
“BOZA! follows the journeys of Barnes, Joel and Abdou as they leave their respective countries in search of a dignified life. Along the way, they realise that their journey to Europe’s “El Dorado” has not been so straightforward. In the meantime, they are confronted with unexpected events. Fear, rejection, hope and resilience… The many faces of the migratory adventure!

The documentary film will be screened in:
– Tiznit – 16/04/2024 – Complexe culturel Khair Eddine at 5.30 pm
– Zagora – 18/04/2024 – Cultural Centre at 5 pm


Racines News MADAR 2024/04/15

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