Watch Award-winning Moroccan documentary, “Casablanca Camerawoman” (Al Jazeera Witness -13.11.13)

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Casablanca Camerawoman premieres on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 20:00 GMT on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand. 

Khadija is in demand as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca. Although working women are still taboo in the more conservative sections of Moroccan society, many parents prefer a woman to film their daughters at weddings.

But the fairytale world of the colourful Moroccan weddings Khadija films is in stark contrast to the realities of her life. She’s divorced, has an 11-year-old son, and is living as the only breadwinner with her family, who’re ashamed not only that she’s divorced but that she works, and works at night.

Directed by Moroccan filmmaker Karima Zoubir, the verite-style documentary won the IDFA Academy Worldview Award; The Human Rights Award at Fidadoc; and The Ulysses Award for Best Documentary at the Cinemed Film Festival, as well as the PUMA Creative Catalyst Award at Durban FilmMart.

“Alternatively joyful and sad, Casablanca Camerawoman is an intimate portrait of Muslim women in a rapidly changing society,” says Paul Eedle, Al Jazeera’s director of programming.

Casablanca Camerawoman


Karima Zoubir, Prix, Ulysses
Karima Zoubir, Prix, Ulysses

Watch the trailer of Casablanca Camerawoman below


Remember watch, Casablanca Camerawoman on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 22:30 GMT on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand. 

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  1. In Morocco there are many women in the film and TV industry and may of them are quite successful and enjoy modern lifestyles, but they come generally from well to do and educated backgrounds while the many of the poor people remain conservative and close minded because of lack of good education and lack of access to resources and opportunities …etc. Being a poor woman and a single mother who is trying to make a living, especially doing a night job, is not an easy thing anywhere even more in a conservative society.

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