This site was developed by Charlene M. Grant of Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

The site explores Maghrebi women's realities using clips from four movies:

La Nouba des Femmes du Mont-Chenoua, by Assia Djebar, 1977;
In My Father's House, by Fatima Jebli Ouazzani, 1997;
Algeria: Women At War, by Parminder Vir, 1992;
My Heart is My Witness, by Louise Carré, 1996.

In order to work with this site, it is essential to view the movies first. If you work at an educational institution, you can purchase the films at a 15% discount from:

Women Make Movies, Inc.
462 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Tel. (212) 925-0606Fax (212) 925-2052

Because of copyright restrictions, you must have a password in order to enter this site. You can get a password by contacting Charlene M. Grant at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, at:

When you have everything you need to begin, you can login through either of the following versions:

English............... French

I sincerely appreciate being able to collaborate with Viviana Rangil in the development of this site. We most gratefully acknowledge the creative work on this Web site of our student assistants, Raphael Matto and Martin Voshell.

This project was made possible by the generous support of Project 2001 of Middlebury College, VT, and was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.