Ziyara by Simone Bitton



Simone Bitton

In Morocco, Ziyara – the visit of the Saints – is a popular tradition shared by both Jews and Muslims. As part of a cinematic pilgrimage to her Jewish roots, director Simone Bitton embarks on a road trip across Morocco to meet with the muslim guardians of the country’s jewish memory.

Festivals & Awards

IDFA 2020 – Masters Section

Filmmaker Festival 2020 – Best Director Award


An inimitable and thought-provoking new perspective to the complexities of the Arab world


Original title: Ziyara

Production: Ciné Sud Promotion - La Prod - Novak Prod

Nationality: France - Morocco - Belgium

Year of production: 2020

Running time: 99'

Language: Arabic, French, English


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