Morocco 2019, 75 min, Hebrew, Arabic and French, Hebrew & English subtitles
Neta Elkayam and Amit Haï Cohen are the products of a cultural duality so very common among Israeli artists: the need to maintain a quintessentially Israeli facade, and the deep yearning to reconnect with their foreign roots and family traditions. Elkayam and Cohen make, mix, study and perform traditional Moroccan music, the kind their grandmothers used to sing, the kind they hear every time they go to Morocco to find more fragments of their identity.
Director Kamal Hachkar follows the couple as they embark on an intense musical journey through Morocco in an attempt to trace their roots. They meet musicians, government officials, former neighbors, and children in the remote reaches of the country, wondering what it would take to mend their fragmented identities.
Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award