Documentary Competition 3 | Signes de Nuit

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Documentary Competition 3


When Arabs danced / Jawad Rhalib / Belgium, Egypt, France, Iran,
Marocco / 2018 / 1:24:00

A fundamentalist hates life. For him, it presents temptation, a moving
away from God and a loss of time before the celestial paradise with
its rivers flowing with milk of eternal taste, its streams of wine,
its delights and its virgins. Life is the product of disobedience and
this disobedience is the work of the ARTIST.
The fundamentalist resents the artist, who gives life to matter and leads pure souls away
from paradise with sick ideas, a devilish drawing, a bewitching song
or an evil dance…
The artist is, therefor, the devil and in order to
be able to kill him, the fundamentalist labels him the enemy of Allah.
Formerly carefree, the Arab-Muslim world has now become the epicenter
of a blind and often violent fundamentalism. Pressure from the
fundamentalists overwhelms that of the moderates. The voice of reason
struggles to be heard.
In the face of this hopeless realization that
is threatening our most basic freedoms, Jawad Rhalib questions Islamic