Morocco’s "Goodbye Mothers" - one of Featured Foreign Entries at Museum of Tolerance's First Annual International Film Festival.

Set in 1960s Morocco as the Jewish population surreptitiously migrates to Israel, a sawmill owned by Brahim, a Muslim, and Henry, his Jewish business partner, is failing. Henry decides to leave for Israel. Before leaving on a clandestine boat, he entrusts his family to Brahim, who soon must prove his true friendship. 

In a message to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Moroccan Ambassador to the US H.E. Aziz Mekouar, wrote in part:

I want to offer my warmest congratulations on the inauguration of the Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival. While I regret that I am unable to be with you this evening, I am delighted that my country is well-represented by “Adieu Mères” (“Goodbye Mothers”), which conveys a snapshot in time of the Jewish community’s long and storied history in Morocco.

With our centuries old tradition of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews, we Moroccans believe that there can be no more important goal in our world and in our time than the museum’s – and this festival’s – mission of promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding.

Best wishes for what I know will be a significant and fascinating festival. And enjoy the movie!

H.E. Aziz Mekouar,
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco
To the United States  
 



Rabbi Abraham Cooper introducing "Goodbye Mothers" at the MOTIFF    delighted that my country is well-represented by “Adieu Mères” (“Goodbye Mothers”), which conveys a snapshot in time of the Jewish community’s long and storied history in Morocco.
 


In addition to Morocco's entry of Goodbye Mothers, others foreign films screened were from Germany, Nigeria, Liberia, and Israel. Read more about the Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF)...

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