Most Amazigh female warriors are remembered through Morocco’s oral histories and myths. Artist Estabrak Al-Ansari revives their tales in a performance incorporating live painting and film.
Enjoy hypnotic sounds with Gnawa London. Gnawa music, brought to Morocco by formerly enslaved black Africans, is marked by rhythmic guembri (traditional lute) melodies and call and response singing.
Sound artist Gilles Aubry presents audio recordings and videos from his research in Morocco exploring gender separation, female representation, resistance and the sounds of women’s daily struggles.
Feminist author Malika Moustadraf gained acclaim before her early death. What is her influence and how did her life as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and chronic illness inform her work?
What constraints do filmmakers face when they make and distribute films in the Middle East? To what extent are these constraints both harmful and productive? This day of discussions and film screenings explores new insights into cinematic creativity in sites of conflict and crisis.