• A scene from You All Are Captains

Oliver Laxe, a Paris-born, Spanish-raised filmmaker in his late 20s, understands the educational nature of cinema. He suggested as much when he moved to Tangiers in 2007 and started Dao Byed, a 16mm filmmaking workshop for disadvantaged youth. His experiences there led to his first feature-length film, You All Are Captains, a documentary-fiction hybrid that has its Chicago premiere at Cinema Borealis this Sunday at 7pm (presented by White Light Cinema). Laxe plays a caricature of himself in the film, leading a group of young students in the making of a movie.