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Title:I loved so much = J'ai tant aimé
Editor:Ennadre, DalilaISNI
Publisher:Aya Films
Geographic term:Morocco
colonial forces
social life
colonial history
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:'I wanted to live like modern women who live love,' says Fadma, now an elderly Berber lady, once employed by the French colonial army as a companion for the 'tirailleurs marocains', the soldiers from Morocco who fought during the first Indochina war (1946-1954). But in this intimate portrait of a Moroccan 'comfort woman' and her life during and after the Indochina war, she also makes it clear she had to take up this 'job', because she came from a very poor family and had to support her father and younger siblings. Because her ex-husband destroyed the papers that entitled her to a French pension, she still lives in poverty and has to beg to support her adopted son. That's why she appeals in the film to the French government to restore her to her rights. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]