Dance of Outlaws

Synopsis


A film about a woman who doesn’t exist. Moroccan Hind was raped and consequently denied an official identity – she has no other choice but to work as a prostitute and traditional wedding dancer, but despite the odds of her situation, refuses to give up her dream of dignity, motherhood and love.

This is a story of modern day outlaws, children of prostitutes, abandoned child brides and those who have had to escape to the fringes of patriarchal Moroccan society. Through the eyes of one young woman we see a life of constant struggle, but also a life free of the society’s norms and boundaries. The woman in the centre of the film, Hind, is both vulnerable and courageous as she tries to regain her life, her children and her mere right to live as an equal human being in the 21st century.

Credits


Director:
Mohamed El Aboudi

Producer:
Illume Ltd - Pertti Veijalainen & Venla Hellstedt, Road Movies - Timo Korhonen, Piraya Film As - Torstein Grude

Editor:
Erik Andersson

Original Music:
Martti Turunen

Written by:
Mohamed El Aboudi

DOP:
Marita Hällfors F.S.C., Aziz El Attar

Cast


“Hind” – Hanan
Bilal
Bouchra
Leila
Noura
Lamia
Fatima
Hasna
Frima
Ghizlane
Asia
Halima
Abderrahim El Hawary
Hamid El Hawwat

Production details


Original title
Dance of Outlaws

Year
2012

Length
85 and 58 min

Language
Arabic

Subtitles
English

Format
DCP

Production company
Illume Ltd, Road Movies, Piraya Film

Production country
Finland, Norway

Sales/Distribution
Norwegian Distribution: Kudos Family. International Sales: DR International Sales

Website
http://www.danceofoutlaws.com/

Awards & Festivals


Awards:

2012 Premio Zonta Club Locarno -prize at Locarno Film Festival


Festivals:

2012 Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland

2012 Nordisk Panorama, Oulu, Finland

2012 Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Presskit


Images

Hind and a newborn baby - a hope of a better future.

Crew working

Director Mohamed El Aboudi

Hind, as wedding dancer

Hind

Director discussing with main character

Hind at her home

Hind meeting her second child that she has given away

Group of wedding dancers and musicians relaxing before the wedding

Poster



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