CANCELED: Overcoming Oblivion III: Mirage (1970) by LE 18

Location: Gloria-Kino

Languages: English, French, Moroccan Darija


Program information

Due to current circumstances revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic, all events up to and including Friday, June 24, 2022 are being cancelled as a precautionary measure.

We ask for your understanding.


Overcoming Oblivion by lumbung artist LE 18 brings together three key North African films which impose the subjective power of Indigenous oral culture onto the disingenuous objectivity of the image. Through popular poetry or storytelling, all three films aim to decolonize the screen.

The third and last session features Ahmed Bouanani’s film Mirage. The film recounts the story of a peasant couple who, after finding a million dollars in a bag of flour, attempt to exchange it only to find themselves sinking into a macabre city dominated by thieves and fake saints. An allegory for growing class consciousness, Mirage was a crucial film in the development of a new Moroccan cinema looking to find its own language and aesthetics.

Invited Guests

Archives Bouanani Collective and AWAL (Soumeya Ait Ahmed and Nadir Bouhmouch)


In English and Moroccan Darija with translation into French.


Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 3, 34117 Kassel



Location: Gloria-Kino

Languages: English, French, Moroccan Darija


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