The AFAC-supported short film “Bab Sebta” by Moroccan director Randa Maroufi will hold its world premiere in July within the international competition of Marseille’s International Film Festival, FIDMarseille (July 9-15).
“Bab Sebta” (or Ceuta’s Gate) is a series of reconstructions of diverse situations observed in Sebta/Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in the north of Morocco. The border of Bab Sebta is the scene of a traffic of manufactured goods, sold at discounted prices. Thousands of people cross this border every day, carrying enormous packages of goods. In the film, we watch this “ballet” of individuals around the border, and witness the dynamics of movement, the plastic and visual appearance of the passage, the characteristic situations of waiting and the redundancy of gestures.