Return to Oulad Moumen
Izza GÉNINI Morocco, France 49 mins PG Singapore Premiere
Domain – Triple Bill
This film will be screened together with Aïta & Rhythms of Marrakech
An early example of diaspora filmmaking that tells the story of Izza Génini’s large and characterful family separated in the diaspora as well as their complex emotions towards their homeland.
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.