Bab Al-Sama Maftuh (Door to the Sky) + Discussion Event
Farida Benlyazid | Morocco 1989 | 1h47m | Moroccan Arabic and French with English subtitles | 15
Upon learning her father is dying, Nadia, a Moroccan émigré to France returns to Fes to say goodbye to him. At her father’s funeral, she hears a voice chanting the Qu’ran and develops a friendship with the woman singing it. As the friendship between the two women grows, Nadia is inspired to turn the house she has inherited from her father into a shelter for Muslim women. A beautifully told story that combines spirituality with social and economic concerns in Morocco, Door to the Sky interrogates the power of return and rediscovery.