Narrative

A Morning with Gold in Its Mouth

Director Samuel Down-Sandes Starring Maria Lalouaz, Salma el Wouihrani, Fadila Benmoussa

When Meriem, a young Moroccan woman, receives a visa to study photography in the U.S., she feels her future opening up. Despite her savings, she needs help from her family to make the trip. Her mother’s small savings, however, have been promised to Meriem’s grandmother for a religious pilgrimage to Mecca. Meriem’s good news raises questions among three generations of women who must try to balance a respect for tradition with a hope for the future.