In January of 2017, independent Parisian filmmaker Vincent Moon set out to Algeria equipped with only a camera. "I never ever film with an object in mind," Moon shares, "It’s more about letting it go and let[ting] the object materialize by itself."
The object in this case became Algerian band Imarhan, who were in the middle of writing their forthcoming new record, "Temet". Moon followed the band for two weeks, documenting hours of music, pictures and conversations in their hometown of Tamanrasset and at neighboring mountain ranges, specifically Assekrem (Tamashek for "World’s End"), a high plateau in the Hoggar Mountains of Southern Algeria. The result is an hour-long documentary film entitled "Children of Tam", which serves as a portrait of the band and their hometown Tamanrasset, for which they are becoming ambassadors.
"Children of Tam" will premiere in February 2018 at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival. Imarhan is thrilled to share an excerpt featuring a live video of one of their new songs, "Tamudre." Imarhan’s new album, "Temet", will be released on February 23, 2018 on City Slang. The band have also announced their performance at the 2018 Levitation Festival in Austin, TX and will announce additional North American dates in the coming weeks.
Watch the Vincent Moon filmed video for "Tamudre", via YouTube over HERE.