Aziza

Showing in: Wanaka and Queenstown

Wanaka Session 7: Sunday June 30
Wanaka 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm with live music)


Queenstown Session Q1 Thursday July 4
Queenstown 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm with live music)

Introduction

7 mins, Director: Matt Pycroft, UK, NZ premiere.
The call to prayer is a familiar sound in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Five times a day the minaret sounds, and people from all across Moroccan valleys pause to say their prayers. Embedded with a powerful sense of tradition, the people of these villages still live very much in ‘the old way’, and many are subsistence farmers who live honest, humble lives. This is no different for Aziza Raji, it’s just that despite the daily tasks that are expected of her, she manages to find time to train to be one of the rising stars of Moroccan ultra-running.