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Festival of Sacrifice

2008

Short / Documentary

The Muslim country of Morocco straddles the line between ancient tradition and progressive modernism. As such, its traditional celebration of one of the world’s largest religious festivals (Eid ul Kabir) is in jeopardy of being erased. The sheep of Morocco take center stage as a cast of characters including a Moroccan Imam, a seasoned sheep farmer and a young Moroccan filmmaker guide us through the history, ethics and magic of this yearly event. An in-depth look into the humanity and reality of one of the most controversial religious events in the world.

Warning: graphic content​ of animal slaughter in Clip 3

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