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Emel Mathlouthi 'Ensen Dhaif' by Allie Avital

Emel Mathlouthi 'Ensen Dhaif' by Allie Avital

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.

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)

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

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Allie Avital
Producer
Tasia Judd
Production Company
Executive Producer
Laura Jones

Camera

Director of Photography
Ben Goodman

Art

Art Director
Victoria Foraker

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Lisa Madonna
Make-up
Megan Williams

Choreography

Choreographer
Bash Johnson

Editorial

Editor
Zoe Mougin
Editing company
Rock Papper Scissors

Grading

Colourist
Jaime Obradovich
Colour grade company
Company 3

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Director's Representation

Commission

Label
Partisan Records

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