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Amina Filali is a 16-year old Moroccan girl who committed suicide after being forced to marry her alleged rapist. Her tragic death dominated Moroccan and international media in March 2012. Amina had accused a young man in her village of rape, but because authorities failed to properly investigate her accusations, she was married to her rapist following a citation from article 475 of the Moroccan penal code. This article dismisses prison sentences for rapists as long as they marry their victims. A year after Amina's marriage, she swallowed rat poison, walked into the village market and died. Through this horrifying affair, the film explores the legal, political, religious and social issues that plague Moroccan women - chipping away at the facade of equality that disguises a deep-seated patriarchal system. Underscoring the pervasiveness of this problem, the film collective behind "475" discovers that Filali's rape and marriage was only one of four similar incidents that had happened in her small village's recent memory. They also discover that the account of Filali's experience was not as simple as it had been portrayed.
REVIEWS & PRESS
Affaire Amina Filali: Le film qui dénonce la condition féminine au Maroc
A Sense of Civic Responsibility
"475" - Ein Film Für Amina
Guerrilla Cinema recompensé en Allemagne pour "475: Quand le marriage devient chatiment"
Exposing Sexual Violence in Morocco: An Interview with Nadir Bouhmouch
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Deutsche Welle - The Bobs Awards
Best of Online Activism