Ait Atta: Nomads of the High Atlas

Cyprus, Switzerland

77’09’’,2020.

DIRECTED BY

Inanç Tekgüç, Eda Elif Tibet

PRODUCED BY

Inanç Tekgüç, Eda Elif Tibet

SCRIPTWRITER

Inanç Tekgüç, Eda Elif Tibet

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Inanç Tekgüç, Eda Elif Tibet

EDITED BY

Inanç Tekgüç, Eda Elif Tibet

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Ait Atta tribe preserves their ancestral right of access to the agdal, a communal land management system dating back hundreds of years in Morocco. The film follows a family’s arduous transhumant journey from a desert-like landscape to the green pastures of Agdal Igourdane, throughout steep climbs and descents of the High Atlas mountains. A sensorial ethnographic story on the incredible movement and (im)mobilities of the family and their herd, the film juxtaposes the hopes, constraints, obligations and sacrifices of a family torn apart between traditions and their need to adapt to modern life. Stretching over the past, present and the future, the film provides an intergenerational perspective on the essence and the very challenges of nomadism in transforming Moroccan society.


Inanç Tekgüç is a photographer, videographer & visual anthropologist from Cyprus.


Eda Elif Tibet is an independent documentary filmmaker and a visual anthropologist from Istanbul, living in Switzerland.


 

 

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