Last night the footage from the Conference for Interfaith Dialogue that I attended was aired.
The video is in Arabic, but here is a brief description of what you see in the clip.
The conference began with a welcoming ceremony that included Islamic chanting. You can see in the video fellow Fulbrighter Amanda and her host dad and conference organizer, Lotfi at the front of the room.
The video then jumps to our visit to a local elementary school. Students were asked to draw pictures representing waht peace between religions and civilizations means to them. (The majority of kids drew pictures of doves.) A few conference organizers looked through the drawings, chose the “best” and gave those kids wrapped gifts.
In the next clip, you can see our visit in Rissani to the tomb of Moulay Cherif, the founder of the current Alouite dynasty.
Next is our round table discussion on the importance of interfaith dialogue. I’m the one doing all the writing in a black turtleneck.
Then Amanda gives an interview, there is a description of a documentary that Lotfi produced (four American students and four Moroccan students live together, The Real World style) and some footage of our visit to the walled fortress of Aufous.