People Asleep and the Water as Well
Lahcen, a gravedigger in the Jewish cemetery in the heart of Marrakech, is a Muslim who has lived with Jews since childhood. In the middle of a chaotic and colorful city the cemetery remains quiet and white. Until the day he dies, Lahcen will continue to open the house of the dead to Jews from around the world. Throughout his life he meets Jews that cry about a culture that once ruled Marrakech but is now underground.
Part of the REMEMBERING MARRAKECH feature documentary.
Jihane Tahiri, Gali Luzon
Sapir College, Gesher Multicultural Fund, israël & Connect Institute, Morocco
Rotem Elkayam, Maryem Bouzzit
Rotem Elkayam, Alex Nodelman
English, Hebrew, French
WINNERBest Short DocumentarySan Francisco Jewish Film Festival2023
Cinema South Festival , Israeli , 2022
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