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PAUL BOWLES IN THE LAND OF THE JUMBLIES

USA, 1971 (MIFF 1971, Programme 18)

Director: Gary Conklin

It presents a portrait of the American writer and composer Paul Bowles and portrays Morocco as seen through his eyes. Interviews with Bowles alternate with scenes of landscape, customs, religion, music and dance. Bowles sums up the film with some provocative views on contemporary society.

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