Rosa Rogers’ documentary Casablanca Calling tells the story of a quiet social revolution. In 2006, the first Morchidat graduated in Morocco. Morchidat are state-trained female Islamic preachers who promote women’s rights through the teachings of the Koran. They teach an Islam based on compassion and equality, aiming to separate its true teachings from prejudice and misunderstanding. The scheme was born out of two schools of thought. On a civic level it stemmed from wider reform in family law (Mordawana), and on a religious level it was indicative of a move toward modernisation. Rogers’ film focuses on the day-to-day lives of three Morchidat and the communities within which they work. She talks to Ladybeard about the trials of realising this thought-provoking film, and its wider feminist context.