Abu Moussa’s Women’s Neighbors (Morocco: 2003)


M.A. Tazi

Cast list

Mohammed Miftah
Laima Lemcherki
Ahmed Taib El Alj
Bouchra Sharaf


Assistant Director: Mohamed Nadif
Writer: Ahmed Taoufik


This movie comes out of the adaptation of the novel by the Moroccan writer Dr. Ahmed Taoufik. It centers on the main character Shamah whose life drastically changes when she goes from being a cowherd’s daughter to the wife of a sultan. Her life style changes and she finds herself in a life of danger and corruption which tests her faith.


Noureddine Mhakkak, Neighboring Abu Musa, Abderrahman Tazi Mohamed, The Rhetoric of history and poetry of imaginationAfricine 

Tazi, M.A and Kevin Dwyer. Beyond Casablanca: M.A. Tazi and the Adventure of Moroccan Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004. Print