March 6, 2023 – 11:00 – Culture
This week the Pulitzer Center in Washington premiered the short documentary “Morocco, Morocco,” about the Moroccan origins of a small town in Indiana.
“Morocco, Morocco” tells the story of a rider in red leather boots from 1851. The man was from Morocco. He approached two men who were working in a field in the central part of the United States. There had to be a town for which they had not yet come up with a name. That’s why the knight’s origin is now on the city’s welcome banner.
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The film highlights the 171-year relationship between an Indiana farming community and the kingdom, showcasing the way of life in Morocco, in the heart of America’s heartland. In the documentary, a local doctor, mayor, tattoo artist, farmer and Moroccan children speak.
Journalist and director Jackie Spinner, who spoke after the film was shown in Indiana, said the film “seeks to understand the relations between the city of Morocco and the country of Morocco.” A number of journalists, university professors, and members of the Moroccan community in the United States were present.
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Spinner says she got the idea for the film in 2019 when she moved back home to Chicago with her two sons, born in Morocco. a map. “After spotting a town called Morocco in Indiana on a map, I decided to stop there one morning,” she said. A 28-minute documentary filmed in Morocco.
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