A HOUSE IN THE FIELDS, 2017, Tala Hadid, Morocco/Qatar, 86 min.
With filmmaker Tala Hadid in Person!
Fatima is preparing to marry a man she hardly knows and move to Casablanca. She really wants to go to work after she’s married, but doesn’t know if her husband will allow it. Her younger sister Khadija is a good student and dreams of becoming a lawyer. Both women must navigate their personal dreams and ambitions with the oles that are expected of them as wives, daughters, women. Beyond the sisters’ stories, Hadid also captures the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes, as well as the texture of daily life of an Amazigh community high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Tala Hadid received her MFA from Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program in 2007.