When Arabs Danced
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Jawad Rhalib documents diverse creative voices in the Muslim world—including his mother, a Moroccan dancer—who seek to free themselves from bonds of stereotypes and repression. The film forgoes conventional artist-profile tropes in favor of a weave of rehearsals, conversations, performances and a trove of archival materials that remind us of the long and often sensual history of dance and music found throughout the Arab world.
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