Khalfi, an amendment in the audio-visual law that will ensure fighting all forms of sexism and discrimination against women in the media. The first part of this paper provided an overview of the audiovisual situation of Morocco through proposing some statistics about the viewership of the Moroccan channels to stress the sheer impact that television has on the Moroccan population and that it reaches an important percentage of homes. One stereotype that is strongly reinforced in this scene is that of women being always curious in their quest to discover hidden things and unveil family secrets even though it has only been a day since the death of the owner of those objects, namely the father. He complains that the water ruined his new shoe and Chama says that the shoe does not appear to be a new one at all. She explains that she is pregnant. Embedded in this scene is another stereotype which was previously talked about which is the animosity between mother in laws and wives.

Hanae is a nice person and a competent heart surgeon. Another interesting idea that can be elicited from this scene is the fact that Youssef associate the quality of being a woman to following traditions and obeying the father, as soon as Karima transgresses this norm he symbolically strips her from her womanhood and states that he is unsure whether she is a man or a woman because of her behavior. Anis quickly turns his back on them and apologizes claiming that he did not see anything. Karima sarcastically pretends to be excited and says that she should be pretty to meet the eligible bachelor. After noticing what Hajj Bahi is planning to do, Amina quickly pulls her husband and walks towards Hajj Bahi and Rachid to sabotage his plan by showing him that Karima has a hot-tempered nature. Indeed, Rachid falls into the trap of this idealized housewife and declares that he prefers rural women to Spanish ones just because they are good housewives and excellent cooks. Then, Mennana asked them to clean the house, paint it and change the coverings of the guestroom. He even had one of his servants monitor Karima so as to keep her from doing anything that might bring shame to his name.

Shocked, Rachid tells her that her father had not informed him of her pregnancy. Her friends are afraid that she might have killed him and she says that he deserves it for peeking at them.

He starts flirting with her in a secluded place and she fears that someone might find them. In this scene we notice a shift from the urban area to a rural one. Images of Women in Bnat Lalla Mennana Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you bnag reset link. Anis Episode 1, Moving on from to a more recent time, the political scene has witnessed many efforts as far as empowering the image of episore in the media is concerned.


Karima and the Women of the Village Episode 1, Conclusion The aim of this paper was to investigate the representation of women in the Moroccan. Hajj Bahi menaa to fix things by saying that she bbnat indeed one of a kind.

Furthermore, to highlight the political efforts that have been made in the last years it has been epixode fit to incorporate a sitting of the parliament to shed light on the political plans that have been issued to ameliorate the image of women in the audiovisual scene. The series begins llaa the death of their father, an event to which Mennana reacted laal a surprising composure and asked her daughters not to shed a single tear before the sun rises.

Mounia expresses her desire to get married and tells Karima that Rachid has just returned from Spain and that he is downstairs with her father. She waits until Karima leaves and calls her boyfriend again wishing that he would answer the call. However, after Karima leaves the room Mounia reverts to her former state which shows how difficult it is to change some mentalities and that sometimes affection can blind people from such egalitarian bat. By telling Youssef 28 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www.

Suddenly, he notices a female doctor talking to someone at the end of the corridor. It tells the story of a widow, Mennana, who is the mother of four daughters and who struggles to keep them in control and confine them to their home. In this scene, the common conception of women being gossipers and complaining about everything is vividly reinforced. This is exemplified when Sfiya sobs with her granddaughters and blames their mother in front of them for putting their father through a lot of misery.

Mennana, Sfiya and Chama Episode 1, Mounia calms him and says that sooner or later Karima will marry and have a house and kids like all other women. Karima confidently declares that they are fed up with silence bnzt that God has given a brain to both men and women and episods same blood and that they should fight the darkness that resides in the minds of men. He complains that the water ruined his new shoe and Chama says that the shoe does not appear to be a new one at all.

Hajj Bahi stops 29 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www. In addition to that, the woman is shown as possessing the cunning and wits to help her escape difficult situation as she fakes pregnancy knowing that it is the only thing that would deter a suitor from taking her as a wife.

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Bahia in episoode Father’s Room Episode 1, Aicha Episode 1, The way he leered at her showed a clear llala interest or otherwise deep affection. She closes the epizode and confronts her, asking her what she is doing there. She explains that she is pregnant. During the funeral, as the guests are mourning the dead man, two of the daughters, Bahia and Chama played by Noura Skalli and Samya Akeryou, argue in whispers as the first one blamed the second for not painting the windows properly.


Once more, the woman is depicted as a disrespectful figure that does not shy away from sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of a funeral to steal food. He says that he does not smell anything bad and that everything is normal and she accuses him of having a nose that does not work properly.

The name of the series is the village in which its main events take place.

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As they stop, Hajj Bahi asks Karima about the meaning of all this, and claims that she is embarrassing herself. This is uncannily 23 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www.

She then started gossiping in a low voice and sneering at the daughters telling the other woman that they only appear to be well-behaved whereas in fact they are reckless and immature. Youssef sarcastically says that Karima is not like other women. This gives the impression that women are living under emotional oppression and consequently are in a sense waiting for the moment in which they would be liberated to experience their romantic escapades freely which is an inaccurate representation of the women because they do not all live under the same circumstances.

Likewise, even wearing make-up was faced with scorn which further proves the kind of pressure that female women go through in rural households as depicted in the scene. Bnat La La Mnana, Episode 1 www. The latter accused Mennana of burying her son before she could see him one last time.

She says that she knows what the women of the village are afraid of. He then asks him if he is married or not, after Rachid says that he is still single Hajj Bahi asks him to bmat them a visit at home to get to meet Karima who has grown up and became a woman. Mounia soon realizes that her sister is merely being cynical.

Anis, played by Oussama Bestaoui, is the new village doctor who represents an educated urban man who is forced to move from a big hospital in order to occupy a position as the ,enana doctor of Dar el Ghezlane. This confirms her views on the matter and reinforces the stereotypical tendency of conservative fathers to resort to violence in order to solve family issues instead of more civilized alternatives.

After a few moments, her face quickly changed menans she took a look around and asked the closest woman near her if they had served them food or not.