New documentary: “Taghart”

Taghart, among the Ihahan tribes of the coast, is the spring low tide. It takes place twice every lunar month, around new moon and full moon, as the sun, earth and the moon form a straight line, combining the gravitational pulls of both the moon and sun, thus resulting in spring tides (maximum tidal range) during which low tides are lower than the average. Women mussel foragers head to the coast during Taghart, as access to more halieutic resources is possible when the tide is at its lowest.

This short documentary, co-directed by Ibtissam Boubouj and Elias Terrass and produced by Siyada Network, accompanies the women of Igui Imzi and Imsouane while they’re foraging for mussels in the coasts of Ihahan. Through them, we discover the steps of processing Bouzroug after the harvest as well as the challenges they’re facing while practicing this economic activity.

Watch also:  “The Lord of pastures

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Independent researcher, photographer and filmmaker. He works on topics related to rural studies and food sovereignty.