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White Marriage
Mariage Blanc
AT / 1996
5 min.

Mariage Blanc in Morocco means a sham marriage between a Moroccan man and a European woman in order to obtain a residence permit and thereafter the citizenship of a European country.
Literally translated "Mariage Blanc" means "white wedding" which, considering the dark skin of the majority of the Moroccan population, can be taken as a reference to the white skin of the European women.
In the last few years the authorities have taken special measures to prevent these sham marriages, including inspection of the joint household and separate questioning of the marriage partners about intimate details of the other partner. On their side, the marriage partners attempt to prepare themselves for these interviews by exchanging intimate personal details with each other. Many partners have, in fact, become very close because of this.
The theme of Mariage Blanc is this very intimate form of attempted immigration which is, for Mostafa Tabbou, simultaneously fiction and reality.
The film was shot in three days in July of 1996 in the Hotel de Paris in Casablanca, Morocco.

(Gustav Deutsch)



MY NAME IS MOSTAFA TABBOU, I AM THIRTYTWO YEARS OLD, I LIVE IN MOROCCO AND I WANT TO MARRY AN IRISH WOMAN .
Tel.: 00212-6898145

A film by:
- Gustav Deutsch
- Mostafa Tabbou

category:
- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- Various

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