Summary

“Solace in Amal” tells the story of Elhassania, a young woman who hopes to someday open her own business to support her family. Though shy and hesitant at first, Elhassania gains confidence through the Amal Women’s Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant, a non-profit organization In Morocco. Amal helps disadvantaged women gain work experience while rediscovering themselves, learning about their rights as women, and finding a path to success.

About Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera graduated with a BA in Film and Media Arts from The University of Tampa in Florida (2016). He has a focus on cinematography and editing, but is proficient in all aspects of the film process from pre to post-production.

Director’s Statement

Traveling halfway across the world and putting together a documentary in under three weeks is no easy task. However when you have a team of people who are dedicated to telling the story of such an important organization, you make it happen. Not for yourself, not for awards, but for the women who are turning their lives around and the people who are helping them make it happen.