Join ALC ALIF Photography Club this Sunday, April 4th at 3pm!
During this session, participants will visit local artisans to photograph their products and their environment, with the aim of creating an enduring portfolio of their work.
This initiative is in collaboration with the ALC Book Club, the Student Voice, and Fez Art Lab.
Space is limited to 10 participants. You MUST email email@example.com to sign up.
ALC-ALIF Community Service Club organizes a Ramadan Food Drive for families in need during Ramadan
We are accepting Donations at the ALC bookstore until April 10
Please call 0661793366 for more information!
We are counting on your generosity
The Kaftan: Culture to Culture
A Photography and Art Installation
By Kamal Zeghari and Nassim Benkirane
Opening: Saturday, March 27 at 6 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fez Medina
Inside every Moroccan house, the matriarch keeps some antique kaftans that remind her of her youth and her marriage. In this installation, we present some extraordinary kaftans that we photographed in remarkable settings in Fez that have witnessed the transitions between generations.
The city of Fez, from the beginning of the 13th century (around 600 Hijri – the Islamic calendar), was renowned for its textile factories, with 3,046 textile factories at one time.
The word “kaftan” in Morocco is commonly used to mean “one-piece dress.” Alternative two-piece versions of Moroccan kaftans are called “takchita.” The takchita is also known as “mansouria,” which derives from the name of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who set the trend of wearing a two-piece kaftan.
Historically, there are many versions of the Moroccan kaftan, which varied depending on the cities: Tetouan, Fez, Rabat, Sale and Marrakech each had their own styles. Kaftans were made of brocade, velvet, silk, and many other fabrics. They can still be worn on both casual and formal occasions, depending on the materials used. Today in Morocco, kaftans are mostly worn by women for special ceremonies such as marriages, circumcisions, and Eid festivities. The traditions of the kaftan are still thriving in modern society just as strongly as when they were born centuries ago.
In this installation, we offer participants the opportunity to explore the journey of the kaftan in its various incarnations, and to draw their own conclusions regarding its forthcoming transformations.
Space is limited
Please sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join ALC-ALIF Book Club on Wednesday, February 24, at 1pm in Room 30 to read and discuss the short story “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson, which explores the psychological phenomenon of “herd mentality.”
Space is limited to 16 people.
You MUST email email@example.com to sign up.
Gnawa Concert on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi in Batha, Old Medina
Space is limited to 16 people
Please sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the ALC-ALIF Book Club on Wednesday, February 3, at 1pm in Room 30 to read and discuss “Of Clay We Are Created,” by Isabel Allende.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, we are limited to 16 attendees. You MUST email email@example.com to sign up.
ALC-ALIF Photography Club: Photography Lecture
Sunday, January 31 at 3:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina
Space is limited to 10 people.
Please sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join ALC-ALIF’s virtual Language Partner Program! Email email@example.com to sign up or get more information.
ALC-ALIF Photography Club: Sunset Photography
Sunday, December 13 at 5:00 PM in front of the Batha fountain.
ALC-ALIF Film Club: “Lala Land”
Friday, March 13 at 3:30 PM in Room 30
All are welcome to watch and discuss the film