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Tetuan, Tetuán, Tetwan

2K two-channel video, 33 min, 2021

The film trilogy "Tetuan, Tetuán, Tetwan" deals with the traces that the colonial past in Morocco has left in Spanish society through an experimental collaborative methodology. It examines cultural production, public space and the collective imaginary through the prism of the ghost, understood as an echo of silenced voices and historical facts. Developed with Moroccan and Spanish cultural agents, the project explores narrative strategies to resignify places such as the Plaça Tetuan in Barcelona, the neighborhood of Tetuán de las Victorias in Madrid or the cinema “Español” in the proper city of Tetwan, Morroco.

The first chapter (Barcelona) focuses on the implication of representation in power relations and the continuity of orientalist and colonial iconography, giving thus rise to a critical reflection on the distribution of the roles and the mechanisms of the film itself. Punctuated by readings, conversations and fictional scenes at the foot of monuments, in cafés and a museum, it upholds the idea that orality can offer resistance to hegemonic discourses and favor the emergence of other imaginaries.

A film by Adrian Schindler
In collaboration with Salma Amzian, Ali el Aziz, Rita El Jebari,
Abdel Aziz El Mountassir and Itzea Goikolea-Amiano
Produced by Lejos lejos and Anna Manubens
Cinematography: Sara Gallego and Pablo Paloma
Sound: Hamid E. Martín
Assistant director: Elisa Celda
Production manager: Andrea Celda
Editing: Caterina Monzani
Color: Clara Rus
Gaffer: Bruno Carbonetto
Still photography: Heidi Ramírez

Produced with the support of Departament de Cultura - Generalitat de Catalunya,
Casa de Velázquez, MACBA and CNAP
And the collaboration of 2deo laboratorio audiovisual de Tabakalera