Bab Septa
by Randa Maroufi, 2019, 19''

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film  Presented at the 15th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte, 2021
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 11th edition

In Bab Septa Randa Maroufi reconstructs a series of situations observed in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on Moroccan soil crossed by thousands of people every day and scene of an intense trafficking of manufactured goods, sold at discounted prices. The border between Spain and Morocco, where stories of smuggling are legion, turns out to be an excellent playground to stage individuals who are on the move. Three periods, three distinct moments corresponding to the different stages of the crossing of the border guide the camera’s trajectory and provide the main thread of the film.


Randa Maroufi (Casablanca, 1987) currently lives and works in Paris. She earned a diploma from Le Fresnoy: Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France (2015). Maroufi’s films have been featured at Museo de Reina Sofia, Spain (2021); Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands (2020); New Museum, NY (2020).

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