Title: Growing Up As A British Moroccan

Duration: 14’42’’

 

Broadcast Date: 10th December 2019

Station: BBC Radio 1, 1xtra & BBC Sounds

 

Presenter: Sara Hebil-Motie

Producer: Sara Hebil-Motie

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ON AIR

 

CUE: The UK’s culture can seem simple to some and shocking to others. A true Brit loves to go down to the pub with their mates, have fish and chips on a Friday and a roast dinner on a Sunday. But what if you were to mix that with the sweet smell of couscous or tagine? What if you could speak two languages?

We meet 21 year-old Sara, who has Moroccan born and raised parents, however she was born and raised in Colchester, Essex who explores her two cultures on a self-reflect journey as part of BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra around the UK Series.

 

IN: “Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you could change one part of it…”

 

OUT: “…if they would they would be more religious than I am (oooh)”

 

Back Anno: Thank you to Sara and her family to being so open.

If you have had a similar experience like Sara, get in touch! Just go to the Radio 1 Website and you might be able to feature in your own story. You can listen back to Sara’s story on the BBC Sounds app.

 

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One-Line Synopsis: This feature is a self-reflect journey which documents Sara’s upbringing which is a part of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Sounds ‘Around the UK’ Series.

 

Short Synopsis: Growing Up As a British Moroccan is a self-reflect journey in a similar style of a documentary. As It uses similar features to a Vlog when Sara travels to Morocco, you could see this as an Audio Blog. The Audio used are beds as an exploration of Sara’s music, actuality that Sara has recorded while away, as well as interviews with her mum, Grandma and friend who are featured heavily.

 

Long Synopsis: Growing Up As a British Moroccan is a self-reflect journey in a similar style of a documentary. As It uses similar features to a Vlog when Sara travels to Morocco, you could see this as an Audio Blog. The Audio used are beds as an exploration of Sara’s music, actuality that Sara has recorded while away, as well as interviews with her mum, Grandma and friend who are featured heavily.

 

The audio blog shines a light on the two different cultures that is a part of Sara’s life, one being British (UK) and the other being Moroccan (Morocco). As she has the two cultures, Sara and her friend Yasmine discover how their teenage years are quite the same – especially when talking about house parties.

 

This feature also discussed the challenges and shocks Sara has, from drinking to marriage while discovering that her own grandma was married at the age of 11 years-old and by the time she was 21 (the same age as Sara) she had 5 children, and 3 miscarriages.

 

Treatment:

This audio piece will be in the style of a audio blog / documentary that allows the presenter to tell their story through narrating with links and actuality.

 

Introduced by the presenter, she will explain how she became inspired and that she wants to explore more about her life. The feature will use beds as signposts as well as actual signposts that the presenter will give e.g “I’m at Gatwick airport” then throughout the audio, clips from any recorded actuality, interviews and studio recorded links will be intertwined to tell the story of a British Moroccan.

 

This Audio will be produced from an independent audio project company for the BBC.

 

Commission:

Chris Thorpe – OnTheSly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet: Have you ever wondered what it would live with two cultures? Listen to Radio 1 and 1Xtra tonight from 8pm as part of our Around the UK series, and you can hear all about what is it like growing up as a British Moroccan as we follow the story of Sara!

 

Music Report:

 

Track: Leg over (Instrumental)

Composer: Mr Eazi (re produced by Musz & Spicy Beatz)

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ElS1il3Uhg

Date accessed: 28th November 2019

Year Released: 2017

 

Track: Shakhbat Shakhabeet

Composer: Nancy Ajram (On Ace Gaming)

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ns8zCk1LEE

Year: 2007 (on Ace Gaming Channel – 2013)

Date Accessed: 28th November 2019

 

Track: Unforgettable (instrumental)

Composer: French Montana

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMsgcdCBjY8

Date Accessed: 3rd December 2019

Year: 2017

 

Track: Vossi Bop (Instrumental)

Composer/artist: Stormzy (Chris Andoh YT)

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PUch0bXP-I

Date Accessed: 9th December 2019

Year: 2019

 

Track: 1,2,3

Composer: Tahour

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUxB5Cucu84

Date Accessed: 28th November 2019

Year: 2012

 

Track: Lean On (Instumental)

Composer: Major Lazer & DJ Snake

Webiste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fMyz-H2SDA

Date Accessed: 9th December 2019

Year: 2015

 

Track: Airplane Flyby

Composer: oscaraudiogeek

Website: https://freesound.org/people/oscaraudiogeek/sounds/431206/

Date Accessed: 9th December 2019

Year: 2018

 

Link to Audio: https://soundcloud.com/user-364767574/growing-up-as-a-british-moroccan

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