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The Hand of Fatima

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Augusta Palmer   Cast: Lee Ranaldo, Bill Laswell, John Giorno, Anthony DeCurtis, Master Musicians of Jajouka
  • Running Time: 75 minutes
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Release Date

Nov 11, 2009


Palmer’s haunting film retraces the steps of her father, music critic Robert Palmer, on a momentous journey to Morocco, where he discovered the Master Musicians of Jajouka, a brotherhood whose music had drawn a cult following in the West.

Not Just for Enthusiasts

The subject may seem odd to those unfamiliar with world-music esoterica, but the film, which is playing at Anthology Film Archives from 11/13 through 11/19, has a combination of personal history and glorious music that is deeply compelling.