Souq Al Qaisariya

In the medina qadima of Fez is the Souq Al Qaisariya, a central market for trading textiles, shoes and for having tea and conversation.  Traditionally a very male-centered space, as women have traditionally held down the house and all its associated management, this space is where men come together for business and social purposes.  This video shows the conversations between those who work in various industries, from the young boys, assistants to older shop keepers who run every imaginable errand to the older Haj, who are markedly distinctive, respected figures within this society.  Dialogue is plentiful as well as the stories which serve to tightly weave together these people and their respective communities.