Raï is Not Dead



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  • event type:WOMEX 23 Film Library
  • date:26 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023
  • time:11:00 - 17:00
  • city/area:A Coruña, Galicia
  • venue:Film Library, Palexco
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Directed by Simon Maisonobe
Duration 105’ | French with English subtitles

Hadj Sameer, DJ and record digger, sets off to explore the legacy of the raï, unveiling an incredible history of this music. Born in Algeria at the end of the Second World War, raï conquered France and then the whole world in the 1990s, before disappearing from the radar with the arrival of the new millennium.

Simon Maisonobe has worked on the development and production of documentary films for television and the internet at different companies (Talweg and Quark, among others). With his media company, Grünt, Simon directs and produces various programmes, including the series Grünt Tour #1, with support from CNC-Talents, which presents the rap scenes of Morocco, Mali and Côte d'Ivoire in the form of reports, documentaries and freestyles.

Production Country, Year France, 2022
Produced by ZED
Co-produced by ARTE
Distributed by ZED
Producers Marion Papillon, Manuel Catteau, Claire Bénard
Director of Photography Lucas Plançon
Sound Etienne Alison, Quentin Coulon, Lucas Salvador, Mathias David
Editor Frédérice Charcot