Age guide: 12A

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Price: £5 adults, £3 under 16’s

Director: Deborah Perkin, Morocco, 2014, 82 mins, 12A, F-Rated
(In Moroccan Arabic with English Subtitles)
“When Rabha El Haimer was ‘married’ at the age of 14, she didn’t know that the traditional ceremony had no legal status. Aged 16, and pregnant, she fled the violent man and his family. When her child was born, she discovered society regarded her as no better than any single mother and her cherished daughter, Salma, as a bastard.

But Rabha refused to allow her circumstances to make her into a victim. Instead, unable to read and write and with no family support, she devoted herself to compelling Salma’s father to face up to his responsibilities and gaining full citizenship for her child. Helping her fight this battle was a unique and radical charity in Casablanca, L’Association Solidarite Feminine. And with her was award-winning film-maker Deborah Perkin”.

Deborah Perkin will be with us in Trowbridge, sharing her filming experience in Morocco and answering your questions after the film at the time we are sharing some tasty traditional nibbles and tea prepared by Moroccan ladies settle in our town!

After the success of our very first film season during Autumn and Winter 2017, we continue celebrating the diverse communities in Trowbridge and surrounding areas through film. This will be in Spring and early Summer 2018 with a second season of our Community Cinema programme curated by Lorena Pino. This time we are exploring the central topic of motherhood - as a cycle in different stages - with three triple F-Rated films. That means they are directed by women, written by women and portray women on screen in their own right!

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BASTARDS Trailer from Deborah Perkin on Vimeo.

Short Film Mothers of Morocco (Director: Layla B., 2018, Morocco, 6 mins, U, F-Rated) Screening of one of the short films of this series, showcasing the birth and postpartum stories of everyday Moroccan women, in an attempt to revive, reclaim and restore sacred postpartum wisdom & rituals. The idea is to take the audience on a journey, bringing a piece of Morocco by listening to the stories of these amazing women; each unique and a part of society. Layla B. British of Moroccan origins living in Dubai is the creator of 'Mothers of Morocco' and describes herself as "An entrepreneur, mother, soulful empowerment & business mentor, traditional postpartum trainer, writer, and philanthropist". She has a diverse program of mentoring, charity and study to preserve postpartum tradition and educate women to succeed. All the info here:

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