OULAYA'S WEDDING Screening and Talk with Director Hisham Mayet
1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
$7 Admission / $5 Members / $5 Beers / Cash Only
SPACE TIME is pleased to host Hisham Mayet, filmmaker and co-founder of Sublime Frequencies. Mayet's latest film, Oulaya's Wedding features Group Doueh.
Sublime Frequencies presents a film featuring GROUP DOUEH. Documentary, 58 min., Dir. Hisham Mayet with Cyrus Moussavi and Brittany Nugent
OULAYA’S WEDDING [زفاف العيلة] is an impressionistic account of love, family, gender roles and ecstatic music in the Sahara desert. It’s an intimate portrait of a family of wedding musicians, their court of extended friends and peripheral misfits, who are giving away their eldest daughter’s hand in marriage. The film portrays the emotional and logistical maelstrom of a Sahraoui wedding. Presented are candid and sincere accounts by the residents, hosts, guests and artists that make these weddings a foundation of Saharan culture in the city of Dakhla.
Group Doueh, the most beloved family band in the Western Sahara, are the main subject of this documentary. Sublime Frequencies co-founder Hisham Mayet and his team, were Doueh's personal guests and given unprecedented access to film and record the pageantry and stunning music of his daughter's traditional Sahraoui wedding. The result is a film of warmth, humor and belonging through music in this remote and overlooked region in the midst of a rapidly changing Sahraoui culture.
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is a collective of explorers dedicated to acquiring and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers via film and video, field recordings, radio and short wave transmissions, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other forms of human and natural expression not documented sufficiently through all channels of academic research, the modern recording industry, media, or corporate foundations.
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is focused on an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience inspired by music and culture, world travel, research, and the pioneering recording labels of the past.