PODCAST ¦ Matt Micucci interviews Karine Morales, co-director of Blooms in the Concrete, from the 5th Europe Orient International Film Festival.
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Directors Karine Morales and Caroline Pericard presented their film Blooms in the Concrete (French title: Les Fleurs du bitume) at the 5th Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival of Tangier in Morocco. Blooms in the Concrete follows three young women, born under the dictatorship of Ben Ali, who perform art in the street and, in their own individual way, fight for the freedom of women in their country. We meet Morales for an interview on her documentary and she talks in detail about Blooms in the Concrete, the photograph that inspired her to pursue the documentary project, and gives an example of the struggles her and Pericard had while shooting the film by recalling a hellish first day of shooting. (We also thank Brigitta Portier for providing translation for this interview).
BLOOMS IN THE CONCRETE. In the streets of Tunis and Sfax, Chaima, Oumaima, Shams. They do not know each other but are part of the same generation. They were born under the dictatorship of Ben Ali. They are the teenagers of the Jasmine revolution that hatched in Tunisia in 2011. They embody all the nuances, sometimes opposed, always complimentary, of a common struggle; the freedom of women in their country.