May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
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”. deborahperkin.com
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!