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Better Days
A Documentary by Nisrine Sahla & Anne Alink
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LOCKLINEBetter Days tells the life story of a Moroccan-Belgian migrant worker who now wants to give back too his community.

INTRODUCTION

At the young age of 17 Moh decided to leave Morocco behind and migrate to completely unknown territory: Europe. Despite his parents begging him not to go, he crossed the sea without the right documents, without a job and without a new place to live. He did not know how much impact this decision would have on the rest of his life and on that of his family.

50 years down the road, a lot has changed. Moh retired after a prosperous career in construction. Moh is a dad of 9 children and grandfather of 18 Moh is a proud Belgian as well as a proud Moroccan. In Beni Melloul however nothing has changed to the circumstances that made Moh leave in the first place.

WHY

In this documentairy we will tell the life story of a Moroccan-Belgian migrant worker who now wants to give back too his community. We’ve heard story’s of migrant workers before and the hardships they have endured. Moh tells a different kind of story; he has made the best out of a bad situation.

The problems in Marocco that made Moh migrate 50 years ago, are now more alive then ever. For the first time locals are protesting; according to them the goverment is neclecting the Riffean area. In this area basic thing like schools, hospitals and job opportunity’s are hard to come by. Migrant workers like Moh are the backbones of this community.

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Quote that inspired the maker

I am as much Belgian as I'm Moroccan, but if I had to choose between Brussels and Morocco, I would choose Brussels.
Moh el Barajraji
This project was successfully funded on 08-06-2018

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