JAJOUKA, SOMETHING GOOD COMES TO YOU

Directed by and written by Eric Hurtado and Marc Hurtado
US release date: August 6, 2013
Directed and written by Eric Hurtado and Marc Hurtado
With Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Shiraz el Kairi, Amin Serhani, Ahmed Ettalha
64 min, Documentary, France, 2012

In Jajouka, a village nestled in Morocco’s Rif mountains, magic rites accompanied by a peculiar music performed by “the Master Musicians of Jajouka” (a brotherhood of musicians) are commonplace. Acclaimed musicians Eric and Marc Hurtado, founders of the group Etant Donnés, explore these rituals and legends in fascinating complicity with the master musicians and other villagers of Jajouka.

Weaving documentary and fiction, the Hurtados eschew an investigation of the healing power and spiritual transcendence of Jajouka; instead, they have created a film so riveting and poetic that it transposes the experience of trance and emotional release onto the viewer.

In Arabic, French; English subtitles

Opens in the US on August 6, 2013

- NYC on August 6, 2013 at MoMA

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: AD VITAM

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