Tales of the Moroccan Amazons

Zara Samiry  |  The Arab Documentary Photography Program  |  2014  |  Morocco
The fantasia or the "tbourida" ( لعب اﺍلباﺭﻭﺩ ) is a traditional equestrian show which feigns war techniques developed by the Arabs to surprise the enemy. It is a man's business from the days of pre-modern chivalry. Yet, since a few years, women in Morocco have hustled the habit. These new 'amazon women' strive to stand out in this patriarchal warlike discipline.