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Diasporic and Gendered Identities in Moroccan Transnational Cinema: Mohammed Ismail’s Ici et là - Here and There

Feminist Research

2(2018)

1

18-22

Westernization , In-betweenness , Diaspora , National identity , Patriarchal oppression , Feminism , Feminist film discourse

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The present paper aims at examining the extent to which Moroccan cinema could establish a diasporic visual discourse that cements national identity and contests the impact of westernization on migrants. Moreover, through the analysis the way in which independent identities are constructed in the host land, the article tries to incorporate a feminist discourse to highlight the role of the female subject in retrieving its own agency by challenging patriarchal oppression. Therefore, we argue that Mohammed Ismail’s feature-length film Ici et là (Here and There) has partially succeeded in creating a space for its diasporic subjects to build up their own independent identities beyond the scope of westernization and patriarchy.

The article tries to incorporate a feminist discourse to highlight the role of the female subject in retrieving its own agency by challenging patriarchal oppression.

The paper examines the Moroccan cinema (Ici et là -Here and There) for diasporic visual discourse that cements national identity with gender and feminism.

The migrants find themselves dispersed between alien nations and identities.

An experience of the migrants is a torn between the ‘Here’ and ‘There’ trajectories.

The film, ‘Ici et là’ has partially succeeded in creating a space for its diasporic subjects to build up their own independent identities beyond the scope of westernization and patriarchy.

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