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):
- Comment below or on the Gender Focus Facebook page and tell us your favourite movie of all time.
- Tweet “I entered to win tickets to Casablanca Calling from @jarrahpenguin and @doxafestival http://goo.gl/vR07tl”
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.