Music Documentaries

Movie of the Month #5: October Double Bill: From Beneath the Earth & The Only Trees – Free Online Film Screening [MARSM Online 2020]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This October, we’re spoiling you with two phenomenal films from the Levant region exploring independent music from Palestine to Kurdistan.   From Beneath the Earth من تحت الأرض:  The masterwork of British born Palestinian director Sami Alalul, ‘From Beneath the Earth’ provides a unique showcase and insider’s perspective...

Movie of the Month #4: The Dream of Shahrazad: Free Online Film Screening [MARSM Online 2020]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inspired by 1001 Nights, director Francois Verster intricately weaves together strands of music, storytelling, politics and drama in a rich multi-faceted cinematic tapestry. Assembled together to the background of Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic piece of ‘Sheherazade’, this film intricately documents powerful human stories across Egypt, Lebanon...

Movie of the Month #3: El Gusto: Free Online Film Screening [MARSM Online 2020]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]EL GUSTO is the story and legacy of an orchestra formed in pre-independence Algeria by composer and musician El Hadj M'Hamed El Anka that brought together musicians of Muslim and Jewish backgrounds through Algerian chaabi music. The film traces the lives of the musicians 50...

Movie of the Month #2: Voyageur: Marcel Khalife

Renowned Lebanese composer, Oud master and singer, Marcel Khalife is commonly regarded as one of the leading musical icons within the Arabic speaking world.  In celebration of Marcel Khalife’s 70th birthday, we streamed ‘Voyageur”, an engrossing audio-visual documentary that covers the life and journeys of Marcel...

Movie of the Month #1: Cairo Jazzman

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 founder Amr Salah. Dedicated to...