Raymonde El Bidaoia


Raymonde—diva, queen, enigma, inspiration, survivor, widow, woman, and mother. Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother and stepped into a world where she had always been a stranger. “You know, daughter, Morocco is a kind of therapy,” Raymonde says, and for the first time, they embark on a journey together: from a childhood in the mellah of Casablanca to the dunes of Ashdod and back to Morocco, where the mother became the legendary Raymonde El Bidaoia—a world-famous Moroccan singer. As they journey, Yael discovers a woman who articulates her weaknesses and the complexities of her choices with keen self-awareness, even when mother and daughter are transposed, twined together by guilt, admiration, pain, and above all else—limitless love and music.


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Production Company: Cassis Films
Duration: 78 min.
Date of Release: 05/09/2020
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, French, Moroccan
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts, The Avi Chai Foundation


Art / Music / Culture, Family Story, Newest Arrivals, Personal Stories, Spirituality, Women Stories