Dance of Outlaws

Dance of Outlaws is a depiction about the life of Hind, a Moroccan country girl in the margin of society. It is the story of an individual whose human value and rights have been violated in many ways.

Hind is raped when she is 15 years old. Instead of receiving proper care and understanding, the girl has to leave her family because she is considered to have caused them enormous shame. Hind drifts into the despised profession of a wedding dancer. Paperless and all alone, she fears for her life. The man who raped her is never punished.

Cinematographer Marita Hällfors selected Dance of Outlaws for the Apollo screenings because of its substance and powerful story. Hällfors liked the main character a lot and connected with her strongly despite their lack of a common language. She had to trust her instincts and focus on body language as well as emotional communication.

Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Finnish

Q&A with Mohamed El Aboudi (director) and Marita Hällfors (cinematographer) on Saturday 02.02. at 11:30 at Kino Regina (in Finnish)

  • Director: Mohamed El Aboudi
  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 85 min
  • Age limit: K12
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Marita Hällfors
  • Editing: Erik Andersson
  • Music: Juuso Hannukainen, Mikko Rajala
  • Production: Pertti Veijalainen, Venla Hellstedt / Illume Oy, Road Movies Oy


  • Kino Regina: Sat 2.2. at 11.30