The audio project was a fascinating human experience because of the people I met. I decided to interview Mounir Saiddoune from North African Arts. I met him the very first time during a protest against the Libyan embassy for our group blog and did interview him on that topic. After the interview, I talked with him and realised that he was promoting young arabic artists who were rapping the revolution. I took his card and contact him afterwards to talk about his organisation North African Arts.
Mounir is a true character, a man who does not like to compromise and who is ready to pay the price for it. We went to ladbroke grove for the interview and I remembered taking notes about a few books he was mentioning, thinking that it always a pleasure to talk with someone so cultivated. The rough interview was 7 min long and I felt that it would be painful to edit it and make it shorter as he was speaking in an articulate way about many interesting topics. We decided to shoot a video about North African Arts in the following weeks for the group blog with a few artists.
My main satisfaction is the fact that two days later Mounir called me to offer me to do a report about the tensions between the moroccan and algerian communities before the football game for the CAN 2012 qualifications. A great Idea !!