In Casablanca, a group of filmmakers conduct discussions with people about their expectations of Moroccan national cinema. The film’s inquest shifts focus when the filmmakers begin to probe the context and motives of an accidental killing. At the heart of About Some Meaningless Events is an interrogation of the role of art in society and what constitutes urgency for a nascent national cinema. This unique filmic experience was conceived as an independent, collective effort of militant artists and journalists at a time of heightened repression in Morocco, and was first screened in Paris in 1975 but was immediately censored and forbidden for exhibition and export. Forgotten until the recent discovery of a negative print, the film will finally be seen again, forty-five years after its completion.
Director: Mostafa Derkaoui
Producer: Mostafa Derkaoui
Screenwriter: Mostafa Derkaoui
Cinematographer: Mohamed Abdelkarim Derkaoui
Editor: Mostafa Derkaoui
Sound: Stan Wiszniewski, Noureddine Gounejjar, Larbi Essakalli, Miloud Bourbouh, Menouar Samiri
Production Company: Basma Production