Izza GÉNINI Morocco, France 28 mins PG Singapore Premiere
Domain – Triple Bill
This film will be screened together with Rhythms of Marrakech & Return to Oulad Moumen
Fatna Bent El Hoceine and her troupe of singers travel across Morocco performing aïta—a traditional Moroccan song originating as an anti-colonial war cry.
This triple bill spotlights the work of Izza Génini, a pioneer of Moroccan cinema known for her narrative documentaries. Born in Casablanca in 1942, she moved to France with her parents in 1960. Her films explore the cultural identity and heritage of Morocco, particularly its musical, dance and spiritual traditions, as well as diasporic identity.