Remembering Marrakech

The story of the Jewish Mellah (quarter) in Marrakech, one of the old ones in Morocco – about the rich past, the worrisome present and the unknown future, as told in a collage of short documentaries by students from Sapir College in Israel and MU6P University in Morocco. A joint production in commemoration of the Jewish memory in Morocco.

  • Kinar Dar
  • Amit Erell
  • Moshe Michael
  • Zakaria Habbad
  • Shani Beradt
  • Shani Cohen
  • Rotem Elkayam
  • Gali Luzon
  • Jihane Tahiri
  • Lahcen Ait Bouaalal
    Key Cast
  • Hamid Bejaoui
    Key Cast
  • Itshak Ohayon
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Jewish, Religion, Community
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2023
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  • Language:
    Arabic, French, Hebrew
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sapir College - School of Audio and Visual Arts
  • JFBB - Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg
    June 15, 2023
    World Premiere
    Documentary Competition
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    July 20, 2023
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Kinar Dar, Amit Erell, Moshe Michael, Zakaria Habbad, Shani Beradt, Shani Cohen, Rotem Elkayam

Remembering Marrakech is a collaboration between Israeli students from Sapir College and Moroccan students from MU6P University. In a first of its kind exchange program between Jewish and Muslims, the students went through an extensive academic on-line course focusing on the research of the Jewish community in Marrakech. Then the Israeli students traveled to Marrakech for filming, while the Moroccan students traveled to Israel to finish the editing.
This joint effort exemplifies the power of co-production in transcending cultural boundaries. Together, the students embarked on a remarkable journey and formed unique partnerships, fostered within a space that allowed diverse perspectives and enabled a rich exchange of ideas, skills, and experiences.

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Director Statement

"Remembering Marrakech" is a compelling documentary collage, created through a first of its kind collaboration between Israeli students from Sapir College and Moroccan students from MU6P University.
Despite the cultural boundaries between the students, this co-production allowed space that resulted a rich exchange of ideas, skills, and experiences. And so, the film sheds light on the rich cultural legacy of the Jewish community in Marrakech, through the eyes of Muslim as well as Jewish filmmakers.
In days of political turmoil and heightened tensions between Israel and the Arab world, this collaborative effort lays foundations to bridge divides, cultivate empathy, and promote peaceful coexistence through the shared language of art and storytelling.