Merci à Issandr pour le tuyau – l’émigration marocaine vers le Royaume-Uni est peut-être la plus ancienne en Europe, puisqu’elle date des commercants fassis qui s’étaient installés à Manchester vers le milieu du XIXeme:
The Moroccan Memories in Britain, a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and organized by the Migrant and Refugee Communties’ Forum (MRCF), has collected more than 100 life histories across Britain depicting the experiences of three generations of British-Moroccans. The interviews will be deposited at the British Library Sound Archive. This is an important project as it brings to life the stories and the interconnected relations between Morocco and Britain that hasn’t been documented until now.
As part of the project, we will be having a national touring exhibit, beginning with a launch at the British Library on Monday 1st of December 2008. This exhibit will travel within London, St. Albans, Crawley, Trowbridge, Manchester and finishing in Edinburgh.
Also, there is a documentary about the project being filmed by award-winning filmmaker Saeed Taji-Farouky. The Moroccan Memories project is the brain-child of Dr. Myriam Cherti, a leading expert on the British-Moroccan community who has recently published a book through the Amsterdam University Press entitled Paradoxes of Social Capital: A Multi-Generational Study of Moroccans in London.
Regarding the launch, we have enclosed a press release and dates when the exhibition will be travelling. If you could please circulate this among your newsgroup we would like to see those interested at furture events.
For more information about the project, please visit our website which is listed down below this message.
Looking forward to your response.
Moroccan Memories in Britain
Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
2 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL
Tel: +44(0)20 8962 3045
Fax: +44(0)20 8986 1692