Amazigh: Short film tells the story of the people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains while showcasing stunning scenery through outdoor sports

Amazigh is a short film which combines telling the story of the indigenous Amazigh people of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco while showcasing the stunning environment through skiing and mountain biking. Made in partnership with Bou Naceur Sustainability and the Vertical Wanderer, Amazigh shares the story of rural communities in the Atlas Mountains as they express concern about the changing climate and economic issues that they … Continue reading Amazigh: Short film tells the story of the people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains while showcasing stunning scenery through outdoor sports

Fantasia: Morocco’s female warriors take on “game of gunpowder” at equestrian festivals

Fantasia is an ancient practice in the Maghreb region from when the indigenous Amazighs would fight on horseback in battle. Also known as Game of Gunpowder or Tbourida, Fantasia is one of Morocco’s biggest and most popular festivals. The presentation is a bright and colourful show which celebrates and shows off the skills and talents of the Amazigh riders. They each line up in traditional … Continue reading Fantasia: Morocco’s female warriors take on “game of gunpowder” at equestrian festivals

North Africa’s only tattoo academy teaching a centuries old tradition in Tunisia

National School Tunisia Tattoo, the only tattoo school of its kind in North Africa, is teaching contemporary tattooing in a country where the tradition has been practiced for centuries by indigenous Berbers or Amazigh peoples. The Tunis-based tattoo academy was founded by former engineer Fawez Zahmoul who began to learn tattooing in 2006 as a way to earn extra cash whilst living in Morocco. Over … Continue reading North Africa’s only tattoo academy teaching a centuries old tradition in Tunisia