SAT-7 ARABIC is launching a new program for women in North Africa. This summer, presenter and producer Samia Jallali Kessai and the crew recorded 26 episodes of the new program called You’re Precious. The team worked relentlessly for four days, from 6am to midnight, shooting the episodes.
The program is in Arabic with Berber subtitles, making it accessible to different communities spread throughout Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Libya. “We want to remind these women that they are very precious in God’s eyes,” says Samia. The 15-minute segments deal with controversial issues in which North African women often remain voiceless. Many young women are rushed into marriages they have not chosen and are often later discarded by their husbands, who seek new brides.
Samia says some women are forced to escape their troubled home lives: “In the city where I live, there are many prostitutes. You’ll find that most of them are runaways.”
“Some fled as young girls before their parents forced them to marry someone they did not love. Some ran from their unhappy and unhealthy marriages. Many were driven by fear that they would
be kicked out of their homes because their husbands wanted new women. These runaways are afraid… they and their children left destitute and disgraced. They are victims. But they are precious.”
Divorce is just one of many subjects tackled by the program. It also raises the issues of fear, domestic conflict, and finding value in one’s identity.
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PRAISE God for this SAT-7 initiative. Pray that many of these “precious” women may know the joy of belonging to their Saviour.