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Sido Lansari's The Last Paradises is the fictional portrait of Sami, whose story is told as “almost true” by the author. In Casablanca, he dreams only of dances and Egyptian stars in the barber shop where he works. Until the day he meets Daniel, a lover who introduces him to a revolutionary homosexual Paris. By mixing archival images and silver photographs, Sido Lansari draws an intimate portrait of a young man, from childhood to exile, where he discovers he comes from the “last homosexual paradises”, as they would say in the West. Because the history of art participates in the construction of identity in our societies and because through books, traces of our history endure, Kulte Éditions wishes to carry out a work of archiving thought and forms that enhances content and aesthetics.
Sido Lansari was born in 1988 in Casablanca and moved to Tangier in 2014 after studying business and communication between Casablanca and Lyon where he worked as a communication officer at the Dance Biennial and the Biennial of Contemporary Art. His work, on different media, questions the Moroccan identity in its relationship to the body and language, and the limits of individual freedom. He is also director of communication at the Cinémathèque of Tangier.