Traditions of how women should behave, and the control men exert over them is gradually fading away. Cultures have different views and expectations of the opposite sex. In the Muslim culture, rules are hard, and sometimes difficult for women to abide by. Even for obedient women the struggle to be accepted in a population of men is uneasy.
The video focuses on the life of Muslim women, their struggles, their humiliation, and their indignities. For the women in Marrakech life is hard, even for Aisha bint Muhammad. Aisha is married with four married, has no employable skills, and works outside the home, to help support the family.
Her home is with six other families. She is booted out of the home by a brother who became head of the household, after the death of their father. Divorced, with no job training, and four children to care for, Aisha is forced to work as a woman of easy virtue, a dancer. She is dishonored, and disowned by her family.
It is the Muslim traditional belief that women who entertain men for money are easy prey, and they lack moral judgment. Aisha's struggle is like so many other women. She was to survive, put food on the table, and have no help from the father.
In a close society where seclusion is the way of life, events like those of Aisha takes women out of the norm for their culture, and forces them into a world that is predominately male centered, male controlled and male oriented.
Some Women of Marrakech: Disappearing World
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-62290-550-8
- Run Time: 53 Minutes
- Copy Right Date: 1977