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COURT Métrage | 1979
Women in the Middle East (Saints and Spirits)
Pays concerné : Maroc
Durée : 26 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


Through Aisha bint Muhammad, SAINTS AND SPIRITS explores the personal dimensions of Islam during three religious events in Morocco: the festive annual renewal of contact with spirits in Marrakech; the pilgrimage to the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, high in the Atlas Mountains; and the veneration of a new saint’s shrine.

26 minutes / color
Copyright Date: 1979

« An aspect of Islam that few outsiders see, viewers in high school and college classes and public libraries intensively studying Islam andMorocco will find this ethnographic documentary a rare record of the beliefsof one group of Moroccan Muslims. »-Booklist

« [SAINTS AND SPIRITS] is a visual experience, recommended for a greater understanding of Islam and Muslim culture. »-Landers Film Reviews

« Well-shot and well-edited… especially valuable for its focus on women in Muslim society »-EFLA Evaluations
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