Young Moroccan filmmaker, Doha Moustaquim changing the face of the film industry for females

Film director Doha Moustaquim, at 23-years-old, is leading a new wave of female filmmakers from Morocco who are changing the gender dynamics of the film industry. The Casablanca-based director made her first film, Bye-bye la France, in 2020. The comedy film tells the story of Moulay Al Mahdi, a rich and narcissistic young man, who has lessons to learn as he finds himself on the … Continue reading Young Moroccan filmmaker, Doha Moustaquim changing the face of the film industry for females

Women boosting the solar energy transition in Morocco

An initiative in Morocco is establishing energy cooperatives led by women, with the aim of contributing to inclusive and climate-resilient development in the regions, especially rural areas, and to promote gender equality. The Faredeic (Argan and Rural Women Engaged for Inclusive Economic Development and Climate) initiative aims to develop a local sector of renewable energy through the creation of energy cooperatives led by women, to … Continue reading Women boosting the solar energy transition in Morocco

Clean Villages: The Eve Branson Foundation launches initiative to tackle waste in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Clean Villages is a new initiative to help tackle the waste problem around Asni, a gateway town to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The Eve Branson Foundation (EBF) has launched a pilot programme in three of the worst affected and less accessible villages close to the riverbed – Tansghart, Asselda and Tamassit – to collect rubbish. Waste management in the region has been problematic for … Continue reading Clean Villages: The Eve Branson Foundation launches initiative to tackle waste in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

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

Amal: Marrakech-based nonprofit and restaurant empowering women through culinary skills

Marrakech-based nonprofit Amal is helping to empower women through training them in culinary skills. Amal is focused on uplifting women in Morocco from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of the trainees face social stigma, rejection or disability that impedes their ability to earn a living to support themselves and their children. Trainees start a six-month training programme to learn all aspects of work in … Continue reading Amal: Marrakech-based nonprofit and restaurant empowering women through culinary skills

Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

A small earthen village near the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is now home to a women’s community centre, designed and built by local women and a group of architecture students using sustainable materials – earth and stone. The Women’s House in Ouled Merzoug is a meeting, working and learning place in the centre of the village, where local  women can share their crafts with the … Continue reading Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

We launched Anou many years ago in order to rethink how the craft economy in Morocco should work. What has become increasingly clear since those early days is that to create a craft economy that works for all artisans we would eventually have to rethink the role of retail as well. Now after a year […] via The Artisan’s Store — Anou Blog Continue reading Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities

Morocco is leading the change to renewables in Africa, as the country sets out to end its dependency on imported fossil fuels. With 3,000 hours of sun a year, Morocco is increasingly turning to solar power to provide its energy needs, installing one of the world’s largest solar plants in Ouarzazate. This energy is also transforming life in remote villages. In the below documentary, German … Continue reading Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 17. Atlas Kasbah, Morocco Morocco’s coastal city of Agadir, famed for its beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean, is by-and-large a resort destination. Located in the foothills of the the Anti-Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco, as … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco