Stambeli, the Spirits' Last Dance



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  • event type:WOMEX 23 Film Screening
  • date:27 Oct 2023
  • time:15:15 - 16:15
  • city/area:A Coruña, Galicia
  • venue:Film Room (Palexco)
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Directed by Augustin Le Gall & Théophile Pillault
Duration 34’ | Arab, French with English subtitles

In Stambeli, the Spirits' Last Dance, director Augustin Le Gall and journalist Théophile Pillault shed light on a little-known ritual in the social and cultural history of Tunisia. Filmed between the sanctuary of Sidi Ali El Mekki on the Mediterranean coast and the heart of the Medina of Tunis, the three-part documentary film explores this ritual threatened with extinction through portraits of three protagonists.

Augustin Le Gall is a photographer focusing on societal issues related to the Mediterranean countries, especially Tunisia. In documentary as in photography, he focuses on identities in construction and the memory and the resilience of societies in mutation.

Théophile Pillault is an author and journalist. For two decades, his articles have been published in Technikart, Polka Magazine, Vice (Noisey, The Creators Project), Mouvement and Trax Magazine.

PAM/IDOL producer Julien Kourbatoff and Jeanne Lacaille will be presenting the film and will be available for the Q&A after the screening.

Production Country, Year France/Tunisia, 2022
Produced by IDOL MEDIA (France)
Co-produced by APA:Artistes Producteurs Associés (Tunisia)
Producers IDOL MEDIA / APA
Director of Photography Hazem Berrabah
Sound Aymen Labidi
Editor Fériel Khediri