DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Title: Settou Zad, My First Passion
Directed by:
Heba Yossry
Year:
2011
Duration:
82 mins
Starring:
Heba Yossry and Family
Synopsis:

Scheherazade is a star who has dedicated her entire life and energy to the art of singing. The director, who is her granddaughter, records several interviews with her about the role that singing...

Title: Episodes Chahine Why
Directed by:
Mona Ghandour
Year:
2009
Duration:
Varying
Starring:
Synopsis:

• THE MAGIC OF MUSIC (SEHR EL MAGHNA)) – Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI,
Taking a look at all the musical performances Youssef Chahine’s films from his very first to his final. (episode 1,...

Title: Fama… A Heroine Without Glory
Directed by:
Dalila Ennadre
Year:
2004
Duration:
52 Minutes
Starring:
Synopsis:

At the age of 15 years, Me Fama decided to devote her life to the fight for a free and democratic Morocco. Her history intertwines with that of several generations of women who struggle for their...

Title: Seekers Of Oblivion
Directed by:
Raja Amari
Year:
2004
Duration:
58 Minutes
Starring:
Synopsis:

No, I am not a politician; I am not the agent of any party. I am nothing but an eccentric, a dreamer who wants to live far from the world, to live a free and nomad's life in order to then try...

Title: When A Woman Sings
Directed by:
Mustapha Hasnaoui
Year:
2004
Duration:
52 Minutes
Starring:
Synopsis:

The film attempts to examine the issue of women and modernisation, women and body, women and power through songs and segments from the lives of singers such as Munira el Mahdeya, Om Kulthoum among...

Title: Sheikhates Blues
Directed by:
Ali Essafi
Year:
2004
Duration:
52 Minutes
Starring:
Synopsis:

The “sheikhates”: folk singers in Morocco, the most beloved of women marginalized for their love of freedom. Their liberal manners and liberal tone permit them to uniquely chant the injustice...

Title: Rai Story / Sheikha Rimitti
Directed by:
Madeleine Verschaffelt ,Ahmed Rachedi
Year:
2004
Duration:
58 Minutes
Starring:
When life speaks out, there are always people who harken to its voice. An artist who cannot be dissociated from Rai, the septuagenarian Rimitti’s life is closely interwoven with this music. With a career spanning half a century, she undoubtedly continues to be the most prolific and above all the most creative to contribute to this genre. Recounting her story, one truly sees a life that reflects the story of Rai.
Synopsis:

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