Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, the US premiere of The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage.
Juliette Deschamps worked in depth with her actors, selected among young students from underprivileged neighborhoods in Tunis. Taking part in this recreation of the history of Dido, these students were introduced to the mythological underpinning of their city. Through their experience the students gained a broader cultural understanding of their city, eventually molding the myth into their own collective narrative.
Part of FIAF’s Tunisian Holiday Weekend, the sensory and aesthetic ciné-concert will feature narration and music inspired by North African melodies performed by pianist Paul Lay.
Juliette Deschamps: Conception, text, realisation and live video
Paul Lay: Music (composition and improvisation), piano
La Nuit & Le Moment: Executive Producer
Johann Ascenci: Video Technician