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This feature film will also be available to view on Leeds Film Player from 4 to 17 November.

The lives of two vulnerable women in Casablanca - one pregnant, homeless, and shunned, the other a grieving widow - converge and transform in this beautifully intimate directorial debut by Maryam Touzani. Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home, where she looks after her 8 year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted when Samia, a young woman pregnant out of wedlock, arrives looking for a job and a place to stay. Reluctant at first, gradually Alba’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.

Part of Women Creators of the Future - a programme at LIFF 2022 presented in partnership with the Films Femmes Afrique in Senegal, with support from British Council.