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M'zab l'architecture egalitaire

Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
Video / TV
Student film: 
Production year: 
October, 2011
Film Credits
About the Director: 

José Manuel de S. Lopes Born in Lisbon, Portugal. Universitary degree in Cinema. Cinema and audiovisual producer, winner of several international prizes. Cinema and audiovisual director. Chief editor for video and cinema in Portugal and France, winner of several international prizes. Founder and partner of the actors and fashion models agency Ekstra Casting. Founder and partner of the film production agency Filmes da Rua. Organizer of the retrospective of Algerian Cinema to Portuguese Cinematheque and Algerian Cinematheque. Teacher of cinema on the subjects of directing cinema, sound and editing. Menthor, founder and film commissioner of the Algarve Film Comission. Menthor,founder and progammer of the International Mediterranean Films Festival of Algarve. Director of: O Segredo Esquecido- documentary Balsa Memória Flutuante- documentary Imuhagh/tuareg-documentary Zé da Guiné, Crónica duma Africano em Lisboa-documentary O Jogo - short M'zab, A arquitetura igualitária-documentary

Film director: 
José Manuel de S. Lopes
José Manuel de S. Lopes
José Manuel de S. Lopes
José Manuel de S. Lopes
Film photographer: 
Gonçalo Osório, Clara Ferrão, José Manuel de S. Lopes, Hadj Moussa Sofiane
Gonçalo Osório and Clara Ferrão
Cast 1: 
Salah Blidi, Zouhir Balalou
Film synopsis: 
When, in the beginning of the tenth century, the IBADITS settled in El-Atteuf, currently in the Algerian Sahara, looking for a safe haven from the FATIMIDS’ attacks, they considered their community to be in a stage of survival. Such means that luxury and exuberance were forbidden and the members of the community should be content with the very minimum. The austerity reflected in the style of the IBADITAS buildings of the M’zab is a result of a voluntary search for the essential, which largely responds to religious preoccupations
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
$ 67.000
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Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Mini DV
Format Ratio: 
Video master available ?: 
Film distribution
Already Secured
Already Secured
Sales/distribution name: 
Clara Ferrão
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Publicity contact: 
Clara Ferrão
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