Bride Market of Imilchil, The



Directed by: Steffen Pierce, Christian Pierce

(58 mins) For three days each September men and women gather in front of the Imilchil shrine, choose mates, and marry in a nearby tent. The uniqueness of the tradition has become so popular that even the Moroccan government itself promotes the ritual as a tourist attraction. Beautifully capturing the essence of the Bride Market, this film questions the presence of Western observers, including the filmmakers themselves. It also challenges our views on relationships and moral structures between Arabs and Westerners.

In Arabic with English subtitles.