The documentary “Qissat Ennahda”, which highlights the history of the school of “La renaissance” in Salé and the role of its founder the resistant Abou Bakr el Kadiri (1913-2O12), was screened this Tuesday in Casablanca , on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the presentation of the independence manifesto (January 11).
Co-directed by Othmane Balafrej and Oualid Ayoub and produced by the production company ZigZag Films for the Abou Bakr El Kadiri foundation, the documentary was presented at the initiative of the Mohamed Zerktouni foundation for culture and research and the Abou foundation Bakr el Kadiri.
It emphasizes the national activism of the resistant Abou Bakr el Kadiri for the promotion of knowledge, knowledge, the fight against illiteracy, the education of generations in the values of Islam and patriotism, the fight against colonialism and its iniquitous laws.
“Qissat Ennahda” also underlines the important role of the school of “La renaissance” in Salé, built in 1933 by the resistant Abou Bakr el Kadiri, for the education of the girl in order to allow her to fully assume her role in the sides of man, for the achievement of progress and development.
In this context, the president of the Mohamed Zerktouni foundation for culture and research, Abdelkrim Zerktouni, indicated that the commemoration of the anniversary of January 11 focused on the presentation of this documentary, in recognition of the noble actions carried out by the late Abou Bakr el Kadiri.
He also paid tribute to the experience and activism of Mujahid Abu Bakr el Kadiri, one of the signatories of the independence manifesto and one of the pillars of national action.
For his part, the president of the Abu Bakr el Kadiri foundation, Khaled el Kadiri, said that the documentary retraces the avant-garde role of the national movement, during the colonial period, in the promotion of the educational question, that the national movement has built private schools, with a focus on the Arabic language and teaching the history of the Kingdom and its glories.
The “La renaissance” school in Sale was the best example of these private schools built by veterans of the national movement, he said, noting that the documentary is careful to preserve this collective memory to pass it on to rising generations.
On the sidelines of this meeting, an exhibition of the publications of the resistant Abou Bakr el Kadiri was opened at the library of the foundation of the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, knowing that the deceased left more than 50 books on education and political, among others.
Note that the resistant Abou Bakr el Kadiri, who died on March 2, 2012, at the age of 97, was a member of the council of the presidency of the Istiqlal party and of the academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, founder and president of the Moroccan Association for the Support of the Palestinian Struggle for nearly 20 years.