We review Maryam Touzani’s beautiful film Cannes-award winning film Blue Caftan, coming to theaters soon in the U.S.
In our 50th (!) episode, we review Moroccan director Maryam Touzani’s beautiful film Cannes-award winning film Blue Caftan, which is a nuanced and heartfelt display of Moroccan life, culture, and queer identity. What are married couples willing to sacrifice? Why is it so refreshing to watch a nuanced and quiet story like this from North Africa? We also discuss the horrific news of the earthquake in Syria, Kurdistan, and Türkiye that has claimed over 50,000 lives, what you can do to help, and the latest horrible news out of Palestine.
Where you can donate to help Earthquake Victims:
- Heyva Sor (Kurdish Red Moon)
- Mercy Corps
- Doctors Without Borders
- Syrian Emergency Task Force
- CARE International
- Syrian American Medical Society
- Islamic Relief USA
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