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Casablanca Calling

23 September 2015 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Casablanca Calling

Director: Rosa Rogers | Countries of production: France, Morocco, United Kingdom | Year: 2014 | Length: 69 min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

An intimate portrait of three female leaders, a society in transition, and a mission to educate a nation.

In Morocco, a country where over 60% of women have never been to school, a new generation of women have started work as official Muslim leaders. They are called Morchidat, or spiritual guides.

The profound story of a quiet social revolution in Morocco, Casablanca Calling follows three Morchidat – Hannane, Bouchra and Karima – as they set out to change their country, starting at street level. The Morchidat teachings are based in compassion, tolerance and equality, and their mission is to separate Islam’s original message from prejudice, misinterpretation and misunderstanding. Their work takes them into mosques, schools, homes, orphanages, prisons, and out in the countryside. They support the education of women and girls; campaign against early marriage; and encourage young people to build a better Morocco, rather than dreaming of life in the West.


This film was supported by the Bertha / Doc Society Connect Fund.


Beyond the Screen

Ebithal-webStay with us after the film for conversation with Dr Ebtihal Mahadeen (pictured), Jordanian feminist and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and Dr Kathy Galloway, practical theologian, campaigner and Head of Christian Aid Scotland.

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