One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake

One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake

Islam Chipsy from Egypt and Aïsha Devi from Switzerland are two musicians whose main strength lies in their live performances, informed by a non-repetitive unique style that YouTube or SoundCloud will never be able to reproduce. One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake documents the process of a week of meetings between Aïsha and Chipsy in Cairo, Egypt where they were asked to produce a collaborative music track. Shot on a VHS camera, the experimental, performative project was conceived to be full of improvisation, with no fear of failure from either the filmmakers or the musicians, and no pressure to produce a final product, be that a finished piece of music or a documentary film. Cultural exchange is not the process of "Here's my culture, I'll have some of yours" that we sometimes think it is. Rather, it is something that should be mutual and deeply based in commonality and equality. One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake is an inquiry into the difficulties of artistic collaboration and questions whether anything is ever actually exchanged within so-called cultural exchange.

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Running Time
37 minutes
Documentary, Music, Reality-TV
Marouan Omara, Islam Kamal
Marouan Omara
Swaziland, Egypt
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake» (22)

Timothy R. avatar
Timothy R.

Great Movie, If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.

Eric avatar

Engrossing, Epic, Emotional. Those are the three E's that define this movie.

Kevin F. avatar
Kevin F.

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

Sara avatar

It was perfect. Plain and simple.

Craig A. avatar
Craig A.

What a movie. The price is worth paying. This movie gets straight to the point.

George S. avatar
George S.

Very good movie with great scenes. Would strongly recommend watching this

Lisa avatar

Awesome movie! Awesome actors! Awesome plot! Awesome all the way around! Great film!

Richard avatar

Not expecting it to be this thoughtful, seriously story buildup, terrific i really enjoyed it thoroughly, way better than any others movies!!!

Randy Griffin avatar
Randy Griffin

There are very few films I can watch more than once. This is one I can.