Sorting almonds at Cooperative Marjana, Essaouira, Morocco

This was taken at the argan oil women's beauty cooperative, Marjana, about 30 minutes from Essaouira. In my other clip you can watch this 80-year-old woman dancing: This time, she is at work and showing off her dexterity, sorting almonds. Although producers often now use machines for processing the oil, the traditional methods of argan and almond oil extraction are being kept alive and made accessible to tourists. Filmed in May 2011 by Habiba Dance. Habiba Dance exists to promote performance and teaching in traditional, expressive and theatrical forms of Egyptian Dance.