Electricity and roads arrive in the most isolated areas of the Moroccan High Atlas. Over a period of eight years, the film follows the long process of electrification of the mountain and testifies to the upheavals that the arrival of "modernity" generates within the pastoral lifestyle.

“This documentary is a journey on the wire, meeting the inhabitants, their humanity and their poetry.” (Ivan Boccara)

In cooperation with AFRICLAP (Toulouse) 

PASTORALES ÉLECTRIQUES Direction: Ivan Boccara, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 93 min


Ivan Boccara was born in Morocco in 1968 and studied film, history and the cultural history of the Berbers in Paris. He splits his time between Morocco and France and produces short films and documentaries with his production company ‘Les films comme ça’ in Tangier. He teaches at film schools, including at the Cinémathèque de Tanger’s ‘ateliers cinéma et documentaires’ workshops. He works as a photographer and cameraman for contemporary filmmakers and artists. His installations and photographs have been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, at the CAPC museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux, and at the La Fontaine Obscure photo gallery in Aix-en-Provence. His filmography includes the short films L’AFFICHE VIVANTE (2004) and ROAD MARINE (2009), as well as the documentaries MOUT TANIA (1999), TAMESCOUT (2005) and PASTORALES ÉLECTRIQUES (2018), which he is presenting in Cologne.