STAMBALI

STAMBALI

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STAMBALI

DIRECTED BY NAWFEL SAHEB-ETTABA
TUNISIA / 1999 / ARABIC AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 52 MIN

SYNOPSIS

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.

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.

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Director: Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba
 

GENRES

  • Documentary

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