A VOICE FOR NORTH AFRICAN WOMEN
Presenter and producer Samia Jallali Kessai and her film crew recorded 26 episodes of a women’s program called You Are Precious. It is in Arabic with Kabyle subtitles. Hence it is accessible to different communities spread throughout Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Libya.
The 15-minute program segments confront controversial issues in which North African women often remain voiceless. For example, many young women are rushed into marriages they didn’t chose. In many cases, women are then discarded by their husbands, who seek new brides.
We want to remind women that they are very precious in God’s eyes. We want to encourage them to find peace and comfort in the Lord,” says Samia.
EXPLORING UNSPOKEN TOPICS
Divorce is just one of many subjects tackled by the new program. The show also raises issues of fear, domestic conflict, and choosing a spouse. It even covers finding value in ones identity as a woman.