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Two Documentary Screenings + Q&A: "Couscous" and "Landless Moroccans"

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35-47 Bethnal Green Road

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Part of two days of events around Resistance and Social Justice Struggles in the Maghreb

This event (on Saturday) is about screening two documentaries around struggles for land and food sovereignty in Tunisia and Morocco. The screenings will take place at Venue 2 in Rich Mix and will be followed by a Q&A with directors: Soraya El Kahlaoui and Habib Ayeb.

15:00 - Introduction
15:10 - Screening of "Landless Moroccans"
16:20 - Coffee-Tea Break
16:45 - Screening of "Couscous : Seeds of Dignity"
17:45 - Q&A with Directors

“Landless Moroccans”: A powerful documentary by Soraya El Kahlaoui about the resistance of Douar Ouled Dlim’s residents to their evictions from their homes and land that are situated at the heart of a chic neighbourhood in Rabat. Their struggle against the land grab and the greed of real-estate developers continues today.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BeWIy5qEOo

"Couscous: Seeds of Dignity":
Almost self-sufficient in cereals until the beginning of the 20th century, Tunisia now imports more than half of its food needs as dependency increases from one year to the next. Habib Ayeb’s documentary focuses on the conditions of cereal and couscous production and demonstrates how the food question is in fact at the heart of human dignity and food sovereignty.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/219816447

Directors' Bios

Soraya El Kahlaoui is currently a doctoral student in sociology at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales’ in Paris. her doctoral research aims to analyze the forms of appropriation of public space within the framework of the democratization process that has emerged in Morocco since 2011. She is also an activist and has been corrdinating solidarity campaigns with prisoners of the Hirak movements in the Rif, Northern Morocco.

Dr Habib Ayeb: born in Tunisia, Habib is a social geographer, activist and filmmaker. He is also a researcher and Associate Professor at the University Paris 8 in Saint Denis (France). His domains of researches are: Competitions over resources in rural and agricultural areas, Poverty and marginalization dynamics and processes and Food sovereignty. He also made other documentaries such as: “Gabes Labess” in 2014.


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