A Dance Film by El Haddaji Said and Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh
Filmed during my art residency at Culture Vultures, Sefrou, Morocco- Air Spring
Co-Direct, choreography and performance by El Haddaji Said
Co- Direct, cinematography and editing by Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh
In my one month long residency in Sefrou. I usually found men sit in cafe all day, doing nothing. There are not enough jobs and opportunities, especially in the rural areas of Morocco. These men barely speak to each other. They just stare at the street motionless. (In Moroccan culture, house belongs to women. Usually men are not suppose to stay in the house during the day.)
They sit in this 'chair/ box' where they're no space to move and no chance to run away. In our film Darkness, we illustrate the fear, the frustration and the desire to break through this 'box' and to find out where it leads us.