As Ali, the Sultan's son, feels that he is becoming a man, he announces to his father that he is setting off on an adventure. Just before his departure, the Sultan cautions him that one of the camels will be giving birth to an ogress, whose throat Ali will have to slit. The adventure turns into a tale filled with everything from horror and magic, horsemen and banquets, to love and power dynamics.
Narrated by the well-known dancer Saida Al Khadhra, this tale is the legacy of a dying female oral tradition.
With the help of both history professor Mohamed Tlili, and art critic and immaterial heritage specialist Haikel Hazgui, Hazar Abidi questions and deconstructs the tale of Ali Weld Essoltane. She attempts to trace the origins and examines the symbolism (primarily the fantasy of abundance and the primitive fears with which the tale is imbued), as well as deconstructs the portrayal of a woman in love.
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