Sheikhates Blues / Domoa Al Sheikhat

  • Release Date: 2004
  • Type: Documentary
  • Run time: 52 Minutes
  • Directed by: Aly El Safy
  • Produced by: Marianne Khoury
  • Screenplay: Ali El Safy
  • Cinematography: Ivan Boccara, Ali El Safy
  • Editing: Nadia Dala
  • Sound: Mathieu Daude
  • Subtitles: English, French

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 against women and their fate. In a few simple words, Shikha Aicha summed up this situation: “our life is similar to this candle which burns sacrificing itself so that others may behold!”