Toen ma naar Mars vertrok
Zouka produced the documentaries Mijn vader, de expat ['My Father, The Expat'] and Toen ma naar Mars vertrok ['When Mum Left for Mars'] in collaboration with the Dutch broadcasting association BNNVARA. Both films aired on Dutch national television.
Abdelkarim and Asma El‑Fassi's parents play a central role in both the documentaries with the makers delving into their parents' life stories and discussing their emigration to Europe. What unfurls is an unconventional portrait of a generation that is often talked about but rarely spoken to.
The films were a big hit in cinemas and on television drawing more than forty thousand moviegoers and more than half a million viewers, respectively.