Chahine Fellahi, 2019, 4:59 min
Chergui, meaning »the eastern wind« in Arabic, is a piece created using material from the Cinematheque of Tangiers’ archives. Through oneiric scenes of Berber women walking in the countryside, Chergui reflects on the fleeting, ungraspable nature of memory as the images form and unform, following the oscillating rhythm between remembering and forgetting. As the eastern wind carries these memories away, the figures’ contours dissolve into the pixelated landscape. The moving bodies are recast within an incommensurable space-time dimension; they are there and not there, suspended between presence and absence.