Bab Al-Sama Maftuh (Door to the Sky) + Discussion 1989

Farida Benlyazid | Morocco 1989 | 1h47m | Moroccan Arabic and French with English subtitles | 15

Saturday 28th November 2020

at 4:00 PM /

Bab Al-Sama Maftuh (Door to the Sky) + Discussion


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.

We’re delighted to present this new restoration of the film, funded and instigated by the Transnational Moroccan Cinema Project at the University of Exeter.

This screening is presented with a pre-recorded discussion about the film, which will be available to watch here on our website and on our Facebook and Vimeo pages from 6pm on Saturday 28 November.

Watch Live

Saturday 28th November 2020 / 6pm / Online

How AIM 2020 works

Films will be available to watch for 48 hours from the Watch Live date and time.

Discussions and Masterclasses will be streamed live to our Facebook and Vimeo pages on the Watch Live date and time.

Workshops are closed and require registration.

For full ticketing information click here.

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