Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2013
Pays concerné : Maroc
Durée : 63 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : documentaire
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Amina Filali est une jeune fille de 16 ans qui s’est suicidé après avoir été forcée de se marier avec son violeur présumé, au nom de l’article 475 du code pénal marocain. Son décès tragique a secoué l’opinion publique nationale et internationale en mars 2012.

Un film de Nadir Bouhmouch

Maroc, 2013, Documentaire, 63 minutes

Réalisé par Nadir Bouhmouch
Voix off : Houda Lamqaddam
Produit par Youness Belghazi, Aziza Zriouel, Montasser Drissi
Ecrit par Nadir Bouhmouch, Aziza Zriouel, Houda Lamqaddam
Directeur de la Photographie : Hamza Mahfoudi
Cadreurs : Riley Dufurrena, Amina Belalioulhaj
Musique originale de Eric Long



Amina Filali is a 16-year old Moroccan girl who committed suicide after being forced to marry her alleged rapist. Her tragical death dominated Moroccan and international media in March 2012.

Amina had accused a young man in her village of rape, but because authorities failed to properly investigate her accusations, she was married to her rapist following a citation from article 475 of the Moroccan penal code. This article dismisses a rapist of his charges as long as he marries his victim. A year after her marriage, Amina swallowed rat poison, walked into the village market, and died.

Through this horrifying affair, the film explores the legal, political, religious and social issues that plague Moroccan women- chipping away at the facade of equality that disguises a deep-seated patriarchal system.

Underscoring the pervasiveness of this problem, the team filming 475 also discovers that Filali’s rape and marriage was only one of four similar incidents that had happened in her small village’s recent memory. They also discover that the account of Filali’s experience was not as simple as it had been portrayed. While the film highlights the difficulty in determining guilt, it also adeptly showcases the endemic nature of the problem of sexual violence in Morocco.

A film by Nadir Bouhmouch

Morroco, 2013, Documentary, 63 minutes

Directed by Nadir Bouhmouch

Narrated by Houda Lamqaddam

Written by Nadir Bouhmouch, Aziza Zriouel, Houda Lamqaddam

Produced by Youness Belghazi, Aziza Zriouel, Montasser Drissi

Director of Photography: Hamza Mahfoudi

Cinematography: Riley Dufurrena, Amina Belalioulhaj

Original Music by Eric Long

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