Le Bled (Buildings in a Field)

2009 | 00:12:58 | Morocco | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Super 8 film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Architecture, City, Expedition/Travel, Landscape, Portrait

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A collaboration with writer Luc Sante made in Tangier, Morocco, a city where neither of us had ever been. En route from the airport to the city center, we found ourselves amazed by the landscape outside of the car windows; a massive construction project under way in all directions. While not in itself unusual, we were by struck dumb by the epic scale and seemingly incomprehensible plan of the development and were drawn to return together to this puzzling zone.

-- Jem Cohen

This project was commissioned by TAMAAS, a small foundation based in Paris, as part of their Tangier project, The 8.

Premiere

Tangier
2009

Exhibitions + Festivals

Berlin Film Festival

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Sharjah Biennial

Zebra Poetry Film Festival