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.


“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

PRO Credits


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

Luke Bather - 1st Dec 2016

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