In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriage customs and the continuing importance of virginity. At the age of 18 Fatima defied tradition, leaving home and escaping the likelihood of the same kind of oppressive marriage that had plagued the lives of her mother and grandmother. Fatima has not spoken with them for 16 years. Now 34, unmarried and no longer a virgin, she returns to her beautiful country of birth to confront her family with her views.
The hymen and the virginity myth
The dreams of kids traumatized by war
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