Marie Michael Library

Title

Casablanca Calling

Length

70 min.

File No

856

Format

DVD

Description

A social revolution is under way in Morocco. For the first time, Moroccan women are trained and employed as official Muslim leaders or morchidat. Charged with teaching an Islam based on tolerance, compassion and equity, they provide support and guidance to communities, especially to girls and women. The film follows three morchidat on rounds to schools and other sites to provide advice on marriage and employment; champion education for girls and women; caution against early marriage, and help resolve personal problems. This documentary demonstrates how women's empowerment through moderate Islam is transforming a nation.

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