The UNESCO Chair at Marin Barleti University is pleased to announce the screening of two movies concerning human rights. This event is organized as part of the Movies that Matter film festival, in the framework of International Human Rights Day (10 December), and in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The UNESCO Chair will screen the following movies:
1. Casablanca Calling
Casablanca Calling is the story of a quiet social revolution in Morocco. In a country where over 60% of women have never been to school, a new generation of women have started work as official Muslim leaders. They are called Morchidat or spiritual guides.
Instead of going to school, Egyptian teenagers Abdallah, Bika and Sharon ride their tuk-tuk (a motorized cycle cab) to transport their passengers in the busy, sun-drenched streets of Cairo. That way, they make a living for their poor families. Despite their busy work schedule, the boys find time to have fun every now and then, like ordinary children.
Please check the poster for all information concerning the different screenings.