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Suspended Wives (Moalakat)

Qumra Projects

Merieme Addou / Feature Documentary / Morocco, Qatar / 80 min
In Arabic
Interests: Social Issues, Creative Documentary, Women Issues
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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After waiting for many years, Ghita, Latifa and Karima decide to turn to the courts in order to obtain divorces. The procedure turns out to be not only lengthy, but also quite absurd. During their lonely struggle against the law and its harshness, bureaucracy, and society’s prejudices, the three women are assisted by other women who meet every day in a city park. This is the only peaceful place where the trio can share intimacies, and particularly their hope to put an end to their hellish situation, and find their rightful freedom and dignity.

About the Director

Born in Morocco, Merieme Addou graduated from Mohammed V University with a degree in Law, and a Master’s degree in Documentary Film. She has been a freelance producer for ADTV, Qatar TV, BBC 2, Radio 4, BBC World, and SABC, among other outlets, and has worked as a freelance correspondent for Radio D-W.


Merieme Addou
Merieme Addou
Merieme Addou


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