Thursday, June 13, 2013

475 (2013) 63 mins

  Amina Filali is a 16-year old Moroccan girl who committed suicide after being forced to marry her alleged rapist (in accordance with the article 475 of the Moroccan penal code). Her tragic death dominated Moroccan and international media in March 2012. Through this horrifying affair this film explores legal, political, religious and social issues that plague Moroccan women-- chipping away at the facade of equality that disguises a deep-seated patriarchal system. 

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