DANCE OF OUTLAWS

HÄÄTANSSI

By Mohamed EL ABOUI

DR SALES - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012

A film about a woman who does not exist

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mohamed EL ABOUI
    • Producer(s)
    • Venla HELLSTED (Illume Ltd)
    • Synopsis
    • When she was only 15, Moroccan Hind was raped and consequently denied an official identity. At the age of 22, she has been to prison several times, has had two children and been forced to give them away ? and has no other choice but to work as a prostitute and traditional wedding dancer. But despite the odds, she refuses to give up her dream of dignity, motherhood and love. This is a story of modern day outlaws; children of prostitutes, abandoned child brides and those who have had to escape to the fringes of patriarchal Moroccan society. Through the eyes of one young woman we see a life of constant struggle, but also a life free of society's norms and boundaries. Hind is both vulnerable and courageous as she tries to regain her life, her children and her right to live as an equal human being in the 21st century.
      Morocco made the world news in March 2012 when 16-year-old Amina El-Filali committed suicide after she was forced to marry the man who had raped her. The Moroccan government consequently announced that the law allowing rapists to go unpunished if they marry the victim would be amended, but Dance of Outlaws shows us that Amina is just the tip of the iceberg, not an exception.
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