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STAMBALI

Washington DC Premiere!

Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 5:00pm

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In Tunisia,the history of Stambali goes back to the arrival of the first Africans taken as slaves from Mali, Timbuktu specifically. Practicing their music and worship in the house of their masters, their musical traditions survived to this day.

Stambali is a religious ritual in Tunisia, a journey with the rhythm of the “gombri” and “chkackek,” traces an individual and collective hypnosis, an annual tribute that the disciples of Sidi Saad pay to their master during an initiatory journey and rite of purification that lasts three days.

In “Stambali,” the camera, video and film follow the rhythm of the possession, dances, and goes into a trance, in the cemetery, in an open space of grass, trees, dust and sand, in the eroticism that is released by this physical and spiritual representation.

Directed by Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba, Tunisia, 1999, Documentary, 52 min, Arabic/French with English subtitles

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