Master Mohammed was born in Fez old Medina in 1948. He is one of the last storyteller masters in Morocco, having started telling stories since he was 18 years old. Now Master Mokhlis is the leader of the Cafe Clock Storytelling programme in Fez and he loves sharing his experiences with the new storytelling generation.
Sara Kchiri joined the Cafe Clock Storytelling programme in 2015 after being a regular customer of the cafe. She has learned over 10 stories in Arabic and has since translated them into English, performing regularly in both languages. Her favourite story is called "lgrab" "the water seller”.
Zouhair has been sharing the magic of Hikayat for 3 years now in the Clock Storytelling programme. You can often see him supporting the new storytellers with their performances and his favourite thing about the ancient stories is that they carry moral messages that can be helpful in modern life.
Storyteller, manager and co-founder of StorySquad, a storytelling group based in Oslo, Norway. Ine Mariel's aim is to make stories more available and relevant for children and adults by incorporating music and movement together with the story.
Mohammed Koucham is an English student in Marrakech and and has been part of the Clock Storytelling programme for 2 years. He is very passionate about Hikyat and loves interacting with the audience during his performances, often using humour and making people fall about in laughter!
Saskia is a contributing photography to Getty Images, and her photographs have featured in the New York Times, BBC productions, and galleries in New York City, Copenhagen and Glasgow. She is also a Research Fellow at the University of Dundee, Scotland where she works on a range of European-wide projects.
Colin Tennant is an award-winning documentary and fine art photographer, filmmaker and videographer based in Scotland. Throughout his career, he has travelled extensively, undertaking assignments across the globe in places such as Antartica, Papua New Guinea, Svalbard, Vanuatu and Kenya.
Zakia Elyoubi was born and raised in Fez. She is a teacher at a local language centre and began an association that helps abandoned children in Fez called “Friends of Fez Orphans.” She has been a professional storyteller for 3 years and her motto is “Tell, tell and tell for storytelling changes the world, and if not the whole world, then your own world."