CAST Café, Screening

  • Image: Rabha El Haimer with daughter Salma, courtesy Asiantaeth Film Agency and Ffilm Cymru for Wales

Deborah Perkin | Bastards

CAST Café Geographic series welcomes director Deborah Perkin for a screening of her documentary Bastards, followed by a Q&A. Bastards tells the story of an illiterate young woman who took on tradition, her own family and the Moroccan legal system for the sake of her illegitimate daughter. Poignant, humorous and from the cutting edge of Islam, this documentary is a reflection of a Muslim society determined to modernise its attitudes to women.

Deborah Perkin is an award-winning documentary maker who specialises in making accessible and entertaining films of substance. She lived in a Casablanca slum during the making of Bastards to be close to her documentary subjects and is the first person to film inside a Moroccan family court.

CAST Café supper will be served beforehand from 6.30pm. Something hot and something sweet for £6.

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