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Shir Yedidot: R. Daṿid Buzaglo

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Documentary on the life of popular Sefardi cantor and hymnist Rabbi David Buzaglo, who left Morocco for Israel in 1965, where he revived the tradition of Western liturgical music. Includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, students, and scholars of North African Jewry and liturgical music. Features hymns written by Buzaglo performed by him and others, and documentary clips from Casablanca (in black and white) and 1960s-1970s Israel.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Festivals: Berber Wedding Festival, Morocco

Festivals showcases three of the world's most iconic cultural festivals at close quarters, revealing the modern face of ancient traditions. In this episode we travel to Morocco for the Berber Wedding Festival, which surrounds marrying couples with music and the sounds of a massive harvest market.
Online
2015; 2014
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Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echos From the Mellah

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Moroccan-born Muslim filmmaker Kamal Hachkar explores the 2000-year-old mellah (Jewish quarter) in his family's village of Tinghir, Morocco, and follows the trail of the town's once substantial Jewish population to its emigres and descendants in Israel. In the film, he weaves back and forth between his city's old Jewish quarter and Israel, where he meets Sephardic Jews who still hold tight to their Moroccan identity. Presents the true story of a long-term collaboration between Jews and Muslims that eventually fell apart. As Hachkar tries to understand exactly what happened, he simultaneously seeks a better way forward.
DVD
2014; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Horses of God

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A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003.; Ten year-old Yachine and his thirteen-year-old brother Hamid live in the slums. Hamid works hard to support his family, but eventually gets in with the wrong crowd and goes to prison. After years in jail, Hamid returns home an Islamic fundamentalist. He persuades Yachine and his pals to join him. Their spiritual leader trains them and one day he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. On May 16th 2003, they commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco's history.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sur la Planche

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"In Tangier, Badia and Imane, two young Moroccan girls of around twenty, walk in line amongst an army of workers who fill up the city with their coming and going back and forth. They both work in a shrimp-packaging factory, a difficult and humiliating job, where the strong odor of shrimp seeps into the pores of their skin. Badia's hands are busy but her head is idle; she perfumes herself with lies to wash away the shrimp smell and pretends to be someone else. Badia can flap her wings as much as she likes but she'll never fly"--imdb.com.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project: No. 1 Trances

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Trances: "The ... Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the ... subject of this ... musical documentary"--Container.; Housemaid: "The story of the devastating effect an unstable housemaid has on the domestic cocoon of a bourgeois, morally dubious music teacher, his devoted wife, and their precocious young children"--Container.
DVDBlu-Ray
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Casablanca

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The romantic lovers' triangle between the impossibly heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, his beautiful wife Ilsa and her ex-lover, cynical American Rick Blaine is still the same old story, but it's never looked better.
DVDBlu-Ray
2012; 1942
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Tunisia and Morocco [electronic resource]: The Struggle for North African Independence

The function of colonies to provide markets for the mother country and opportunities for her citizens is nowhere better illustrated than in French North Africa. Technically only protectorates, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria were treated as colonies. In two world wars, North Africans died to save mother France; when France was occupied by Hitler, many Arabs sided with the Germans. Wiser North African leadership foresaw that a Nazi victory would not bring Arab independence. It did not take a major insurrection to secure freedom from a weakened France after the war-a different story from the one that occurred in Algeria.
Online
2012
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Morocco [electronic resource]: Sex and Rap

Morocco has always been one of the most liberal counties in the Islamic and Arab world, and the continuing changes in the traditional relations between men and women make that even more evident. Now, the older generations are becoming worried about the lack of discipline amongst young people. They believe the youth in Morocco do just do as they please, like having sex before marriage. In this episode we travel from Marrakech via Casablanca and Rabat to Tangier and hear how young people are balancing pressure from their elders with the temptations of a modernizing world filled with sexual energy.
Online
2012
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Dance of Outlaws [electronic resource]

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A film about a woman who doesn't exist. Moroccan Hind was raped and consequently denied an official identity - she has no other choice but to work as a prostitute and traditional wedding dancer, but despite the odds of her situation, refuses to give up her dream of dignity, motherhood and love. This is a story of modern day outlaws, children of prostitutes, abandoned child brides and those who have had to escape to the fringes of patriarchal Moroccan society. Through the eyes of one young woman we see a life of constant struggle, but also a life free of the society's norms and boundaries. The woman in the center of the film, Hind is both vulnerable and courageous as she tries to regain her life, her children and her mere right to live as an equal human being in the 21st century.
Online
2012
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Ben Barka: L'équation Marocaine

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Documentary about a leader of the Moroccan independence struggle of the 50s and 60s and a founder of its leftist movement, who disappeared in Paris in 1965.
DVD
2010
Clemons (By Request)
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Casablanca

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Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important.
DVD
2010; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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C'est Gradiva Qui Vous Appelle

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An English historian living in Morocco is searching for some mythical lost paintings. His quest leads him into the ancient Arabic quarter of the city. There he sees a beautiful blonde woman in a white veil. He becomes obsessed with finding her, but discovers that she may already be dead. His Moroccan mistress, Belkis, appears to be encouraging his obsessions, but it soon transpires that she may be trapping him in a dark and dangerous labyrinth of desire, from which death may be the only escape.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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I [Heart] Hiphop in Morocco: Peace, Love, Hiphop

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Follows the attempt to organize and present the first ever hip hop festival in three cities in North Africa in 2005 by DJ Key, founder of the Original Hiphop Association. Various Moroccan hip hop artists talk about the struggles they face between making the music they love and Muslim culture.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Where Is Love in the Palm Grove?

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Mamoun, a quirky thirty-five year old Muslim man living in Skoura, Morocco, has never been married. His sister considers the situation scandalous, because if he does not marry, it means he is not following the commandments of their religion. Mansour seems satisfied with his life, living near his family, on good terms with his neighbors, tending his animals and dealing with the droughts common to this very dry region. When asked why he has not married, he gives evasive answers. Mamoun could apply to the Nikah, an important Muslim matrimonial service. Or he could attend the Lema, the annual meeting of young people set up to give men and women an opportunity to find a mate, one of the few times Muslims are permitted to meet and talk with the opposite sex. The French filmmaker (temporari [...]
Online
2008
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Dreaming in Morocco

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Dr. Pamela Nice received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Morocco for 2004-05, which she chose because of its unique positioning between the West and the Middle East, geographically and culturally. Americans know little about the Muslim world, and with news programs showing terrorist attacks daily, they tend to see Morocco as a "breeding ground for terrorism." Dr. Nice interviewed over 60 Moroccans between the ages of 18 and 30, of different social backgrounds, ethnic groups, levels of religious observance, and parts of the country, who speak directly to Americans about their daily lives, struggles, and most importantly, their dreams for the future.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Babel

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A wealthy American is touring Morocco with his wife. The two become the focus of an international incident also involving a poor Moroccan farmer who is struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A San Diego nanny, with her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother. It's about a gun. It's about communication - or the lack of it - both intercultural and intracultural. Raises issues like terrorism and immigration, and is as basic as husbands talking to their wives and parents understanding their children.
DVD
2007; 2006
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Al Otro Lado: To the Other Side

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"Three countries, three cultures, three distinct realities introduce us to the lives of three children (one Mexican, one Cuban and one little Moroccan girl) that all share the same sentiment, having to deal with the absence of a loved one and the need to bring him back home. This is a very tender hearted way of looking at migration from the perspective of the little ones left behind."--Container.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)