Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Hidden Waters" Gets Boost From The French Institute

Filmmaker Joe Lukawski has good news concerning his 52 minute documentary film project in Fez. In partnership with the French Institute of Fez, film editor Armand Jayet will be joining the "Hidden Waters" team this summer.

Armand Jayet

Armand Jayet will spend three weeks on location in Fez to edit the first version of the film thanks to an artist residency at the Dar Batha offered by l’Institut Français de Fès.  Editor by vocation, cinephile since birth, Jayet will bring his experience, his extraodinary sense of timing, and a reflective look to the film – all while taking in the light and aesthetic of the old city of Fez.

"Les eaux cachées, or "Hidden Waters" is being produced over the next nine months in and around Fez. It addresses the issues of water conservation and the urban restoration taking place around Fez’s waters. (See our latest update on the project here)

Joe Lukawski - "all fired up"

Joe Lukawski is very excited about the development and told The View from Fez that he was "all fired up" and working harder than ever on the project. Lukawski has also recently taken on a Moroccan intern to get experience working on the sound for the film.

The development with the French Institute is thanks to the dynamic new Institute director Philippe Laleu, who himself has a background as a video artist.


The French Institute website
For updates, photos and production stories from “Hidden Waters,” check out the blog at
You can also visit Joe Lukawski's blog at


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