Iota Production - Isabelle Truc (Belgium), Perspective Films (France), HKS Productions (France), K Films (Morocco) / 2012
Co-produced with ARTE G.E.I.E. (France), RTBF (Belgium), 2M (Morocco), BeTV (Belgium).
Arabic (Moroccan), Berber
English / French
52 / 93 minutes
'Tea or electricity' tells the epic story of the implementation of electricity in a tiny isolated village enclosed in the middle of the Moroccan High Atlas. Over more than three years and season after season, the director patiently reveals the outlines of the net that will inevitably end up closing on the people of Ifri. Before our eyes is drafted the image of the merciless modernity that the small village will now be connected to.
The villagers yearn for modernization, and the soliciting electric company is eager to invest in new customers. As we watch the inevitable effects that electrical tools – lights, cell phones and televisions – have on their way of life, the film illuminates a paradigm of the transformation of social values.
Festival du Film Vert: Green Film Festival - Switzerland 2013
DOK Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival - Germany 2012
Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival - Taiwan 2012
Open City Docs Fest, London - U.K. 2012
DOCVILLE International Documentary Film Festival, Leuven - Belgium 2012
Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival - Belgium 2012
Cinemed Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier - France 2012
Amiens International Film Festival - France 2012
Escales Documentaires - International Festival of Creative Documentary Films, La Rochelle - France 2012
États généraux du film documentaire - Lussas Doc Film Festival - France 2012
''In Med Doc'': Sole Luna International Documentary Film Festival - Italy 2013
SIEFF - Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival, Nuoro - Italy 2012
International 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Istanbul - Turkey 2012
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