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THE DRESSMAKERS, a feature-length documentary, contrasts the slow pace of artisanal clothes-making with the fast pace of the competitive textiles industry in Morocco, inviting a re-examination of the values represented by the clothing that people wear.
2013 Documentary Feature Award UFVA
Directed by Shara K. Lange
Director of Photography--Daniel H. VanZant
Sound Design & Mix--Korey Pereira
Translations--Simo Ouazzani, Sumayya Ahmed and Hamadouche Beticha
Production Assistance--Anita Prewett, Javier Bonafont, and Joanna Rabiger.
Fulbright Grant, MACECE & the American Institute of Maghreb Studies.
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Fashions by Salima Abdel-Wahab
From her line, Fashion Chic, presented at Festimode in Casablanca.
Factories in Tangier and Casablanca hire many women to assemble clothes for export.
Factory owner, Fouad Bildi
Factories in Tangier and Casablanca create inexpensive clothes for export, mostly to Europe.
The Festimode fashion show features fashion and art by Moroccans.
Abdsalam Sbari, Tailor
Abdsalam owns and operates Ouazzane Tailors.
Abdsalam in his shop.
Abdsalam and countless tailors like him make clothes for Moroccans, especially caftans and djellabas.
Many tourists visit Fez and the Sahara, but are less familiar with the scintillating urban cultures of Morocco.