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La nuit, elles dansent

Directed by Isabelle Lavigne and Stéphane Thibault
Canada, 2010 (documentary, 80 minutes, colour, Arabic)
Also known as "At Night, They Dance"

Film Description:
"At Night, They Dance is one family's story. The film takes us into the heart of a clan of women, in which the art of dancing has been passed down from mother to daughter since time immemorial. The youngest daughter, Hind, is in love with a married man -- she is the one who brings scandal into the household. The eldest, Amira, irritates clients and suffers the laments of a woman often courted but never wed. Bossy, a good girl who marches to her own drummer, reluctantly carries on the family tradition. The matriarch, Reda, holds the family and its business together -- sometimes with a light touch, but mostly with an iron fist. The passionate centre of the family holds court in her small apartment, where a steady stream of complaints and pleas play out almost theatrically. Here, daily life is slowly unveiled as a delicate balance of fears of the profession's hazards, attempts to cheat reality, and hopes for a better life. Amidst the chaos there are glimmers of tenderness and love, and vulnerability occasionally finds small spaces to exist. [...]"
-- Les films du tricycle (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault
Produced by: Lucie Lambert
Participants: Reda Ibrahim Mohamed Ali, Amira Said Samir Sayed, Bossy Said Samir Sayed, Hind Said Samir Sayed
Cinematography: Stéphane Thibault
Film Editing: René Roberge
Music: Benoît Charest
Production Company: Les films du tricycle
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