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YEMEN TRAVELOGUE – Days at Shibam and Seiyun
Documentary Film, AT 2009, Farbe, 160 min., e/arabOF
Diagonale 2009

Director, Script, Editor, Location Sound: Michael Pilz
Cast: Nikolaus Scholz, Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj, Cynthis Stewart Hallaj, Sari Hallaj, Jadd Hallaj, Soubait al-Shathiri u.a.
Camera: Michael Pilz, Sari Hallaj
Music: Shibam District Music and Traditional Arts Ensemble
Producers: Michael Pilz
Production: Michael Pilz Film


A film about music, its beauty and its creation. On his journey through Yemen, Michael Pilz attends rehearsals, records sessions for a CD and captures images of total artistic abandon. His subjects are lost in an emotion akin to musical ecstasy, while the camera divulges views of buildings and hills. @i:YEMEN TRAVELOGUE:i@ confronts landscape with passion and documents the power of the creative process to enrich the routine of everyday life.