The blue caftan


Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef. The talented apprentice shows an utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Slowly Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man.


Maryam Touzani moves back to her country after her studies and works as a journalist, specializing in North African cinema. In 2008, she directs a documentary for the first national women’s day in Morocco, an important date for the country, followed by a number of other documentaries. When they slept (2012), her first short fiction, travels around the world through prestigious festivals, winning a total of seventeen awards. In 2015, her second short fiction, Aya goes to the beach continues on the same path, winning fifteen awards worldwide.