Moroccan mothers
In search of the story behind the hoody

One day, I was harassed in the street by a group of Moroccan boys. In an attempt to vent them off, I grabbed my phone and took a photo. The young man that was coming at me, quickly pulled his hoodie over his head and I took off. Ironically, the resulting image was exactly the kind of stereotypical image that is often used in the media to represent an entire group of people.

I started thinking about a way to counter this widespread media image. The way that Moroccan boys are often depicted in the media, they seem to be on their own.

You hear little about their families, specifically, their mothers. This project gives the perspective of these women and attempts to create a dialogue about the stigmatizing image of Moroccan boys.

This project was exhibited in Melkweg EXPO supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Democratie en Media and Josine de Bruyn Kops Fonds.

Watch here the previews of the documentary: