Take part in this adventure! Footbridge, between Occitania and Middle Atlas!
My name is Laura Pettenati, I am 25 years old, this project is the first documentary film I create, it will be a boost for my professional career as a documentary filmmaker.
In order to meet the needs of the association Tizi Nd'Oc and of its Moroccan partners, I wish to make a documentary to uncover their culture to as many people as possible. TiziNd’Oc is active in the region of Toulouse and supports development associations and a young women's cooperative in the Moroccan Middle Atlas.
The film will celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the association! It will highlight its activities and bring a new dynamic.
The goal of this fund raising is to acquire sound recording, image storage and processing equipment in order to complete the project with the highest quality possible.
The amount indicated is the minimum necessary for the first stage of the project: shooting and assembly of the documentary. If this amount is exceeded, it will be used to finance post-production.
Thank you in advance for your support, lets embark on this great adventure!
My project is to produce a 20-minute documentary about the actions of the TiziNd'Oc solidarity association in the Moroccan Middle Atlas and more precisely in a territory located between the villages of El Ksiba, Zaouit Cheikh and Naour.
After presenting the association and its objectives, the film will highlight ancestral traditions and knowledge that are perpetuated and transmitted from generation to generation, especially by women (culinary arts, weaving, etc.).
It will showcase the dynamism of a young women's cooperative (Yamna Cooperative supported by TiziNd'Oc) which values its know-how while bringing its own innovations.
It will focus on the potential of solidarity-based eco-tourism in this territory, which has a great diversity of landscapes and is marked by a strong authenticity, having escaped mass tourism. It will present the Ourthane cottage, dedicated to eco-tourism for several years as well as more recent associative lodgings managed by the Union of Development Associations of Naour (UAND). The location of these lodgings offers many and beautiful possibilities of hiking.
My project, therefore, consists in turning into pictures the bridge built ten years ago between the French region of Occitania and this region of the Middle Atlas thanks to TiziNd'Oc.
Founded in 2008, TiziNd'Oc is a solidarity association driven by a spirit of exchange and sharing of cultures, it is a bridge between Occitania and the Middle Atlas Morocco.
In the region of Toulouse, the association organizes and participates in events that promote intercultural dialogue.
In the Middle Atlas, it supports sustainable development projects carried out by local actors to create income-generating activities.
TiziNd'Oc will contribute to this project (defrayal of documentary filmmaker).
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE DOCUMENTARY
- To introduce and promote this beautiful region and its inhabitants.
- To support the partners of the association in their various projects.
- To help developing the association Tizi Nd'Oc itself.
- To strengthen the Occitanie / Middle Atlas bridge.
THE FILM PROTAGONISTS
Jacqueline Grima Pettenati
Jacqueline is the founder and President of the association TiziNd'Oc. She talks about the activities and projects of the association.
Lahcen is the co-founder and vice-president of the TiziNd'Oc association. He is also a witness, having grown up in the region, emigrating to France when he was 13 years old. He shares his experiences, his feelings, the heart of the region.
Mouna has a lot of experience and knowledge of ancestral practices. She runs traditional weaving and culinary arts workshops in Morocco.
Itto is the founder and President of the women's cooperative YAMNA in the village of Zaouiat Cheikh. She talks about the creation of the cooperative and the women who are involved in it and about the products they make with care.
Houssa, is a local heritage researcher, is also manager of the Ourthane eco-tourism lodge. He also coordinates the actions of TiziNd'Oc in Morocco and talks about the treasures of the local heritage, as well as his experience in eco-tourism.
Mohamed is President (Mayor) of the municipality of Elksiba and was President of the UADN association. He talks about his experience working with TiziNd'Oc in the solidarity tourism project.
THE FILMING CREW
Laura Pettenati (25 years old) is a volunteer for TiziNd'Oc. She is the documentarist and operator in charge of the creation of the project, from scenario to post production processes.
Houssa Yakobi is the coordinator, translator and reference in terms of local heritage for writing the script. He will be in charge of the logistics, the organization and the facilitation of the exchanges during the various interviews in Morocco.
Sound and Light Operator
Romain Lefebvre (20 years old) is a student in Brussels, planning a career in cinema. He accompanies the documentary filmmaker in the various tasks during the shooting: sound, lighting, etc.
Nehza El Gharbaoui (25 years old), the treasurer of the YAMNA cooperative, and her brother Abdelwahed (28 years old), are the assistants in charge of accompanying the documentary filmmaker.
Allocation of funds
The crowdfunding, for a sum of 900 €, will be used to finance the equipment necessary for shooting (sound, storage, navigation) and to reimburse Kiss Kiss Bank Bank (representing 8% of the funding).
The budget of € 900 represents the purchase of:
- Sound and images: microphones, digital recorder, steadicam: 580 €
- Post production: hard disk storage and screen: 250 €
- Kiss Kiss Bank Bank Commission: € 72
If the crowdfunding successes in exceeding its objective, it will to buy more efficient material, but also to finance subtitling, translations, personalized music, in order of priority.
The crowdfunding will benefit to Laura Pettenati. Filming will take place from the 8th to 18th of July in the Elksiba region in the Moroccan Middle Atlas.