Mothers

(Mothers)

Moroccan women who become pregnant out of wedlock are subject to social condemnation. In a desperate situation they find a helping hand in an organisation that supports single mothers.

Unequal status and differences in how premarital sex is regarded for women and men still have a deep impact on the lives of young women in Morocco. Having a child outside marriage is even a crime. "Girls can go to school today… But in fact it's still the same today, because the culture and mentality have not changed," says Mahjouba Edbouche, president of an association that helps pregnant women in need. While Fatimazahra, Ilham, Sara and other young women raise their children alone without support from the fathers or their own family, Mahjouba gives them a refuge, guiding them through a difficult period, helping them to contend with an uncertain future, stigmatisation and the threat of imprisonment.

About the film

Director: Myriam Bakir
Morocco, France
2020 | 62 min.

Language: Arabic

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Category

Our Daily Sex

Director

Myriam Bakir

Filmography
2020 - Mothers

Myriam Bakir

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