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Title:

AJI-BI LES FEMMES DE L'HORLOGE

Title English:UNDER THE CLOCK TOWER
Country:Marokko 2015
Format:digital; DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:67 Minutes
Film series:14. African Film Festival


Director :Saddiki, Raja
  



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Adji is a common girl`s name in Senegal. It`s also the name given to women who go on pilgrimages to Mecca or who are especially business-minded or successful. The AJI-BI in the film carry the title, because they secure their families` survival in Senegal through their work in Morocco. False eyelashes or braids - for a few euros, Mareme gives passers-by makeovers on the streets of Casablanca. The Senegalese is a street hairdresser, stranded in Morocco. Here Mareme lives in a community of Senegalese women who all share the same fate: Indecisive as to whether they should stay or risk the treacherous route to Europe, they try to scratch a living in the often-xenophobic Moroccan society.

The film won the Audience Prize at the Moroccan documentary film festival FIDADOC in Agadir.

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