film-documentaire.fr | PORTAIL DU FILM DOCUMENTAIRE

img img
Casablanca Calling
© Redbird Productions / Cocottesminute productions
1/1
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?
  • France, Royaume-Uni | 2013 | 52 minutes
  • Un film de Rosa Rogers

Au Maroc, une nouvelle génération de guides spirituels a vu le jour, les Morchidates. Elles sont plus de 300 "femmes imams" à arpenter les écoles, les mosquées et les campagnes afin de fournir une assistance spirituelle et sociale basée sur les préceptes de l’Islam. La réalisatrice Rosa Rogers a acquis un accès exceptionnel auprès de trois Morchidates et les a suivi pendant plusieurs mois dans leur travail au quotidien. Karima, Hannane et Bouchra tentent de combattre l’extrémisme religieux et les préjugés culturels défavorables aux femmes, dans le but de construire une société plus respectueuse et égalitaire.

n Morocco, women are being employed as religious leaders — called Morchidat — for the first time, offering advice and guidance in mosques, schools, prisons, and orphanages around the country. The Islam they teach is based on tolerance, compassion and equality. Casablanca Calling follows three exceptional women: Karima is witty, mischievous, and outgoing; Bouchra is powerhouse of energy working in the North; Hannane is a poetic soul — warm, wise, and compassionate, who wants to change people’s perceptions of the true teachings of Islam — including non-Muslims's conception of religious guides as "scary men with beards." In the mosques, the Morchidat offer advice on everything from marital relationships, to bringing up children, work, money, and neighborhood disputes. They mentor teenagers in schools and fight against early marriage. They go into orphanages to offer comfort and guidance to children whose parents can’t afford to keep them. And they visit prisons to counsel the most vulnerable prisoners, and mediate between the inmates and their estranged families