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Maher is a Palestinian man with a dream. An electrical engineer by trade, in his heart he’s a dancer. He wants to put on the first modern dance production at the cultural center in Ramallah, but those around him look upon this art form with incomprehension and disapproval. To make matters worse, the dance tackles the subject of freedom, a particularly risky subject for this former political prisoner. Rough Stage follows this passionate artist as he rehearses with four other dancers, attempting to get his family behind him and performing the dance itself. These scenes are interspersed with solo dances performed at spectacular outdoor locations: on a hill above the city and on the street in the middle of traffic. 

(2015, 74’, OV, st EN)

Q&A after the screening