DOXA Festival Ticket Giveaway: Casablanca Calling

by | April 16, 2014
filed under Can-Con, Feminism

Still from Casablanca Calling, showing a Morchidat teaching a class of students

by Jarrah Hodge

Rosa Rogers’ new documentary Casablanca Calling takes viewers to mosques, schools and prisons across Morocco, where a “quiet revolution” is occurring as approximately 400 women have started to work as Muslim leaders or Morchidats for the first time. Their goal is “to liberate women by sharing the true teaching of Islam, freed from misogynist interpretations.”

The film follows three Morchidats as they travel around Morocco, actively campaigning against arranged marriage, domestic abuse, financial exploitation, and female suicide.

Casablanca Calling is just one of many awesome movies that will be screening at Vancouver’s DOXA Festival, coming up from May 2-11, 2014. If you’re in town I highly recommend checking out their full program, especially the films related to women’s rights.

Gender Focus is very pleased to be the community partner for the screening of Casablanca Calling.

To enter to win a set of two tickets to the screening of Casablanca Calling at Sunday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Vancity Theatre (up to two entries per person):

I will randomly select a winner next Wednesday, April 23. Good luck and hope to see you at a DOXA screening in a few weeks!

For more information on DOXA, check out the interview I did last year with Director of Programming Dorothy Woodend.

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  • Tara

    My favourite movie of all time has got to be The Hours. It always makes me cry but also feel hopeful when its done

  • Reem

    My favorite movie of all time is hard as they are many, but will start with Turtles Can Fly, which I feel the performance of the children was incredible. I also loved Kauffman’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, Charlie Chaplin’s “Lime Light” and many countless films.

  • Way too many movies to pick from! I enjoyed Captain Phillips recently. :)

  • Favourite Movie of All Time … Before Sunrise!

  • My favourite movie that I can think of as I type this is “Half Nelson”

  • Bonnie

    The Notebook is my fave movie of all time.

  • Jarrah Hodge

    Congratulations, Alex – you’re our winner! Look out for an email from me with more info.