Bastards

bastards

Rabha El Haimer’s fight to have her sham marriage recognized and her daughter legitimized by the Moroccan judicial system. It is also a complex and compelling portrait of Moroccan society and its attitudes to women, female sexuality, their position in society and access to education. Through Rabha’s story, the Moroccan judicial system is laid open and the contemporary issues facing Islamic women are exposed as they seek to reconcile their desire for increased independence with religious and family traditions.

Certificate: tbc     Distributor: DP Distribution

Dir. Deborah Perkin, Morocco, 2014, 80 mins, Arabic

 

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