On June 22, 2019, The Friends of the Majorelle Garden Foundation will present Retrouver Oulad Moumen (Return To The Homeland). The foundation is a part of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, located in Marrakech.
Retrouver Oulad Moumen is set in the olives grooves of Oulad Moumen, a village on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco and offers insight into a Sephardic family living an Arabic-Berber coexistence. The story moves through different time periods. It begins in the 1920s when Habiba and Yossef Edery start a family and fast forwards into the 1990s when their children have grown up and had families of their own. The film tells the story of fifty family members traveling from Morocco, France, America, Canada, Mexico, Italy, and Israel to the Village Oulad Moumen for a reunion.
The film Retrouver Oulad Moumen set within an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakech offers insight into a Sephardic family living an Arabic-Berber coexistence.
The film is directed by Casablanca born Izza Genini. The movie producer’s Jewish Moroccan origins inspired her to make the film. Genini is invested in preserving Morocco’s Jewish heritage and participated in the tribute to Simon Levy. Levy was the former Secretary General of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage and Director of the Jewish Museum in Morocco, prior to his death in December 2011. The film screening will take place in the YSL’s Pierre Berge Auditorium with a pre-movie discussion at 7pm.
About: The Friends of the Majorelle Garden Foundation was launched by the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in response to its passionate museum visitors. The membership allows entrance to the YSL’s events focused on Moroccan culture, arts, fashion, Berber heritage, literature, music, theatre, and cinema. Memberships are divided into three categories available as Friend (100 Euros), Benefactor (1,000 Euros), and Boss (3000 Euros).