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Luke Bather - 1st Dec 2016

After her viral success with protest song Kelmti Horra that soundtracked the Tunisian revolution, Emel Mathlouthi returns with a powerful clip courtesy of Allie Avital.

Featuring two topless male dancers bound and draped in shrouds, the video uses minimal set decoration, wonderful costume and a powerful red and black colour scheme to explore themes of oppression and revolution. The result is a rhythmic and intense battle cry.

Watch 'Emel Mathlouthi 'Ensen Dhaif' by Allie Avital ' here

ALLIE AVITAL:

“Between myself, Emel, and the dancers, we all had a different interpretation of oppression, whether in relation to dictatorship, racism, police brutality, gender roles, or the ways in which we oppress ourselves.

"With the choreography and editing, I really wanted to express a rhythm of urgency, violence, and perhaps an uplifting sense of revolution.” (via NOWNESS)

Credits

DirectorAllie Avital
ProducerTasia Judd
Production CompanyPartizan
Executive ProducerLaura Jones
Director of PhotographyBen Goodman
Art DirectorVictoria Foraker
WardrobeLisa Madonna
Make-upMegan Williams
EditorZoe Mougin
Editing companyRock Papper Scissors
ColouristJaime Obradovich
Grading companyCompany 3
Lead actorStephen “swizzy” Banks
Director's RepresentationPartizan
LabelPartisan Records
ChoreographerBash Johnson

Luke Bather - 1st Dec 2016

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