Bread and Angels

Rachid Biyi  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2012  |  Morocco
In June 1981, the popular “bread” uprising spread across Morocco. The military was dispatched to Casablanca and began shooting at the crowds. Hassan and Said were among other victims and their corpses were hidden for over 20 years. The film follows Najat and Aziza, the victims’ sisters, who are gradually breaking out of the state-imposed silence and fighting for compensation and recognition of the state’s crimes.