The latest film by French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada observes the elaborate fossil industry in Morocco. Paying homage to the "preparators" in the arid region between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, whose intrepid work is fuelling a thriving trade in artifacts real, faux and hybrid, Faux Départ is a rebuke to the fetishistic thirst for foreign objects, a sly meditation on authenticity, and a paean to creativity.

Wavelengths

Faux Départ

Yto Barrada

Playing as part of Sector IX B preceded by Faux Départ

Screenings

Sun Sep 13

Jackman Hall

Regular
9:45pm
Wed Sep 16

Scotiabank 6

Industry
11:30am
Wed Sep 16

Jackman Hall

Regular
12:45pm