In 2003 in Morocco, fourteen Heavy Metal musicians and fans have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for lewd conduct and defamation of Islam. After protests by Casablanca’s youths they were pardoned a few weeks later.
Ten years later, swiss Hardcore band VALE TUDO is set to find out about how things have since changed for Morocco’s alternative music scene. They hit the road with the aim to play at least four shows in ten days.
A Trip, not a Tour – Swiss Hardcore in Morocco
Documentary, 80 min., Switzerland 2014
Contains interviews with Nabyl (Reborn), Nada (Infected Noise), Ayoub (Mean Street), Khalil (Riot Stones), all members of Vale Tudo and many others.
What Swiss newspapers wrote:
«‹A Trip, not a Tour› shows how heavy music and the fascination for it can bridge the gap across geographical, cultural and religious hurdles and how friday prayers and Rock ‘n’ Roll are quite compatible.»
«Hartmann gains an insight into moroccan society and its youth cultures. On top of that, this film will prove everyone wrong who has always thought of Hardcore musicians as maladjusted freaks.»