Le Chœur d’Ali Aarrass


23/04/2019 - 27/04/2019

Le Chœur d’Ali Aarrass :: © © Alice Piemme

A choir of women whose voices unite in song “for Ali”. A Belgo Moroccan citizen, Ali Aarrass was suspected of terrorism and arrested in Spain in 2008. Tried and having had his case dismissed, he was then illegally extradited to Morocco, a country in which he had never lived. He has been incarcerated since 2010 on the basis of a confession extracted under torture. Amnesty International and several Belgian artists have asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to intervene but to no avail.

United around Farida Aarrass, Ali’s sister, are militants, actresses, professional and amateur singers all gathering strength from this activist sorority. Music and theatre power their actions and grant them an escape from tragedy. A tragedy from the colonial continuum since 1492 that Julie Jaroszewski translates in five acts to expose the complex story of Ali Aarrass and put it back into play. This story places at its center the story of all binationals.

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