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In Your Eyes I See My Country

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In Your Eyes I See My Country

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Streaming Timeframe: Mon. March 15, 7pm - Thurs. March 18, 7pm (sales end 2 hrs before; no grace period after 72-hour timeframe expires)
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About The Film

Neta Elkayam and Amit Haï Cohen create music that evokes both their Israeli identities and their Judeo-Moroccan heritage. They perform traditional Moroccan music—the kind their grandmothers used to sing—and yearn to reconnect to their foreign roots, Arabic-speaking homes, and family traditions. Through a musical tour of Morocco, the couple attempt to bridge the dissonance of their dual identities, to heal their parents' wounds of exile, and to explore their grandparents' homeland. They meet musicians, government officials, and former neighbors, who guide them through the remote reaches of the country as they wonder what it would take to mend their fragmented identities. With a rich soundtrack of traditional songs, IN YOUR EYES, I SEE MY COUNTRY tells the story of Moroccan Jewry, of a time when Jews and Muslims lived together, and of what was lost and what lives on. Nominated for the Beyond the Screen Award at Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival.

Director Bio

Kamal-Hachkar headshot 130x130 Kamal Hachkar is a French/Moroccan filmmaker and historian. Born in Tinghir, Morocco and raised in France, Hachkar says "the only thing that I was sure of is that I came from elsewhere". While he would return to Tinghir every summer with his family, it would be years before he discovered that the town once had a thriving Jewish community. Previous films include TINGHIR-JERUSALEM: ECHOES FROM THE MELLAH (2014). 


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Film Details:

Original Title: Dans tes yeux, je vois mon pays
: Kamal Hachkar
Country: Morocco
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, French w/English subtitles
Running Time: 72m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary
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Rating/Warning: G


  • Arabic Language
  • Family
  • Heritage
  • Immigration
  • Moroccan Jews
  • Music/Musicians


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