My Morocco project is an ongoing film-based (analogue) examination of a culture steeped in tradition and superstition.
In Marrakech, I was struck by three things. First, the stark clash between the old world and the new. Second, what is allowed and what is not… for a non-muslim and for a woman. Finally, the intense sense of community.
When I arrived in the Sahara, the first thing I noticed was the deafening stillness. This vast region, separating Morocco from the rest of Africa, is filled with three distinct terrains…dry flatness, rocky pebbles and sandy dunes. I was taken with the serene beauty of the erg or dunes, which change daily. There is an interdependence between the desert dwellers and their camels creating a simplistic beauty which is four days’ walk from the nearest village.