El Batalett, Women of Medina Dalila Ennardre

The film is set deep in old Medina, a historic quarter of Casablanca. It is the group portrait of women who have lived here since childhood. Together they provide a complex image of the working-class Moroccan woman, a modern and urban woman, which has nothing to do with the oriental clichés that picture her as submissive and lascivious. Amid laughter and tears, the director shared their daily lives for several months, at the hammam, in their homes and in the streets of the old city ….

Though the viewpoints of these Batalett (heroines) who daily improvise a small world of their own, we relive the historic highlights of Moroccan society today – the death of King Hassan II in August 1999, the women's march for their rights in March 2000 as well as the realities of immigration and the hardships of survival ….
Director Dalila ENNADRE
Photography Dalila ENNADRE
Editing Barbara PUEYO
Production L'Yeux Ouverts, Les Films de la Passerelle, RTBF Liège & Images +
Producteurs Samir Abdallah & Christine Pireaux
Medium lenght film- 60' - 2001 - Beta digit
8/03/2001 60' RTBF 2 20h Belgique
11/03/2001 60' RTBF 1 23h30 Belgique
12/03/2001 60' RTBF 1 23h30 Pays bas
12/03/2001 60' RTBF 1 9h30 Belgique
12/03/2001 60' RTBF 1 9h30 Pays bas
13/06/2007 60' RTBF2 8h55 Belgique