Director: Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba
Language: Arabic/French with English subtitles
In Tunisia, the history of stambali goes back to the arrival of the first slaves from Mali, Timbuktu specifically. Practicing their music and worship in the house of their masters, the slaves and their musical traditions survive to this day.
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.
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