Synopsis:
'Tea or electricity' tells the epic story of the implementation of electricity in a tiny isolated village enclosed in the middle of the Moroccan High Atlas.

Over more than three years and season after season, the director patiently reveals the outlines of the net that will inevitably end up closing on the people of Ifri.

Before our eyes is draft the image of the merciless modernity that the small village will now be connected to.
Recent selection(s):
Visions du Réel - International Film Festival (Nyon)
FIDADOC - Festival International de Documentaire d'Agadir (Agadir)
SIEFF - Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival (Nuoro)
Gouel ar filmoù - Festival de cinéma de Douarnenez (Douarnenez)
Etats généraux du Documentaire (Lussas)
Festival du Film de Lama (Lama)
Festival Résistances (Foix)
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Pärnu)
Open City Docs Fest (London)
DOKUFEST - International Documentary and Short Film Festival (Prizren)
SILVERDOCS - Documentary Festival (Silver Spring)
DOCVILLE - International Documentary Film Festival (Leuven)
Message to Man International Film Festival (Saint-Petersburg)
Festival Culturel National Annuel du Film Amazigh
Recent award(s):
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Pärnu)
DOKUFEST - International Documentary and Short Film Festival (Prizren)
FIDADOC - Festival International de Documentaire d'Agadir (Agadir)
Director's filmography:
- A se brûler les ailes (Feature)
- Salutations distinguées (1995)
- Volter ne m'intéresse pas (2002 - TV)
- Où est l'amour dans la palmeraie? (2006 - Feature)
- Le grand'tour (2011 - Feature)
- Le Thé ou l'électricité (2012 - Feature)
- Burning Out (2016 - Feature)
Web:
http://www.theouelectricite.be
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2012
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
93'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Iota Production
Sales:
JMT Films
Poster