Aya Goes To the Beach
Aya wal bahr
Morocco / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 17 min
Aya is ten years old and works as a maid in a small house in Casablanca. She dreams of a different life were she isn’t locked away from the world and were she can be a child. In spite of her situation she manage to find happiness and frolics in her daily life. As the Eid feast approaches, Aya dreams of going home to her family.
Maryam Touzani was born in Tangier (Morocco), but took her university degree in London. She later moved back to Morocco, working as a journalist. Her first short film Where they slept was recognized at festivals worldwide.
Director: Maryam Touzani
Script: Maryam Touzani
Cast: Nouhaila Ben Moumou, Fatima Harandi
DOP: Amine Messadi
Producer: Nabil Ayouch