SUSPENDED WIVES

France, Morocco, Qatar 2021 – Director: Merieme Addou – Original language: Arabic – Subtitles: English

While men in Morocco are allowed to marry again six months after they have been separated, for women to get divorced is an almost insurmountable bureaucratic undertaking. Ghita, Latifa and Saadia are attempting it nonetheless.

We present the World Premiere of the film.

No youth rating

English/Original Title: LMAALKAT. Writer: Merieme Addou. Camera: Med Ali Saghraoui. Sound: Sara Kadouri. Editing: Med Ikbal belhssan - Antoine Rodet. Music: Oum. Production: IrisProd, Haut Les Mains. Producer: Merieme Addou. Length: 73 min.

 

Merieme Addou

Born in Morocco, Merieme Addou graduated from Mohammed V University with a degree in Law, and a Master’s degree in Documentary Film. She has been a freelance producer for ADTV, Qatar TV, BBC 2, Radio 4, BBC World, and SABC, among other outlets, and has worked as a freelance correspondent for Radio D-W.

 

DOK.horizonte Competition

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, endowed with 5,000 euros, donated by the Petra Kelly Foundation.

 

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