‘Breaking the Silence’: the Rif uprising of 1958/59 against the Moroccan central authority

In light of the heavy sentences given to the Hirak protesters, many activists who condemn the verdict have drawn parallels with the Rif uprising of 1958/59. But what do you know about the events that took place in this period of the history of Morocco?

Very disturbing accounts – VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

From 1958 to 1959 the inhabitants of Rif provinces suffered fierce repression in response to their uprising against the creation of the new Moroccan state. In their eyes, the centralist policy of the kingdom destroyed their political, social and economic structure. Fear has settled in the Moroccan Rif for over 50 years by creating a real taboo around the subject. The film was funded by Human Rights Council and the European Union.

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