“RESISTANCE[S] صمود” is a compilation DVD of 8 experimental films & videos from Middle Eastern & North African artists. The main theme portrayed is about the formation of an identity while belonging to more than one culture through immigration and possibly displacement by consent. Formulated in the most interesting way, each artist takes on a personal view to interpret it through images, sound and motion.

There are two volumes of the compilation, RESISTANCE[S] II. The second compilation exposes the diverse creative energies in the area and using it tries to deteriorate any common stereotypes created regarding those in the Middle East and North Africa.

The artists featured on the first volume of RESISTANCE[S] DVD are: Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Taysir Batniji, Mounir Fatmi, Lamya Gargash, Usama Alshaibi, Jayce Salloum, Frédérique Devaux and Waël Noureddine.

Artists participating on the second volume are: Nassim Amaouche, Al Fadhil, Joude Gorani, Katia Kameli, Bouchra Khalili, Nesrine Khodr, Pauline M’barek, Zineb Sedira and Jalal Toufic.

Scene from “Wet Tiles” by Lamya Gargash

The DVD is produced and distributed by Lowave DVD, which is an independent film label founded in 2002 in Paris, France. They aim to promote experimental film and video. They produce and distribute both compilation dvd’s featuring several artists and solo ones as well.

Below you can find the trailer of RESISTANCE[S] صمود Vol. I:

Trailer of RESISTANCE[S] صمود Vol. II:


7 Responses to “RÉSISTANCE[S] صمود”

  1. rami Says:

    they are showing Cous Cous here in stockholm now, wonder if its any good.

  2. Redwan Ahmed Says:


    thx 4 sharing this brother. it is a much need posting.

    please leave comments at (deleted)

  3. Omar Says:

    I’ve read once about it on Channel 4’s website – not sure if it’s any good
    But I advise you to go and judge for yourself :)

    Thanks – but please refrain from semi-spamming your own blog/website or so. Sorry I had to delete the address…

  4. abdallah Says:

    Hey all
    when and where will this DVD be available for purchase?

  5. Omar Says:

    Salam Abdallah,

    If you visit the website from the link at the bottom, you’ll be able to visit the shop and buy it online. I do not know where they ship to, but they might do it internationally!

    Have a look:

  6. Svoboda Says:

    Огромное СПАСИБО! Этот блог – супер!!!

  7. boospitose Says:

    Автор выйди к напроду, вопросы есть!

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