Music Documentaries

Film of the Month #7: Sector Zero

This film is available from February 01 - 15.  ‘Sector Zero’ is a unique journey into the bittersweet history of Beirut’s derelict neighbourhood of Karantina. Lying to the East of Beirut’s port, the area harbours a complex and fascinating story in both its buildings and ruins....

Movie of the Month #6: Trances الحال

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This film is no longer available. Our final music documentary of 2020 was 'Trances', which was available to watch for free, for all, from anywhere, from November 02 - November 16. ‘Trances’ is an astounding documentary film which showcases the music and lives of arguably Morocco’s most...

Movie of the Month #5: October Double Bill: From Beneath the Earth & The Only Trees

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This double bill is no longer available. In October 2020, we spoiled you with two phenomenal films from the Levant region, exploring independent music from Palestine to Kurdistan: 'From Beneath the Earth' and 'The Only Trees', which were available to watch for free, for all, from...

Movie of the Month #4: The Dream of Shahrazad

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This film is no longer available. Our music documentary in September was 'The Dream of Shahrazad', which was available to watch for free, for all, from anywhere, from September 07 – September 21. Inspired by 1001 Nights, director Francois Verster intricately weaves together strands of music, storytelling, politics...

Movie of the Month #3: El Gusto

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This film is no longer available. Our music documentary in August was 'El Gusto', which was available to watch for free, for all, from anywhere, from August 03 – August 24. EL GUSTO is the story and legacy of an orchestra formed in pre-independence Algeria by composer...

Movie of the Month #2: Voyageur: Marcel Khalife

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This film is no longer available. Our music documentary in July was 'Marcel Khalife: Voyageur', which was available to watch for free, for all, from anywhere, from July 06 – July 30. Renowned Lebanese composer, Oud master and singer, Marcel Khalife is commonly regarded as one of...

Movie of the Month #1: Cairo Jazzman

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This film is no longer available. Our music documentary in June was Atef Ben Bouzid’s debut ‘Cairo Jazzman‘, which was available to watch for free, for all, from anywhere, from June 01 – June 15. This captivating political music documentary about the critically acclaimed Cairo Jazz Festival and its...