In the seventies, Moroccan schoolboys and students were constantly dreaming of freedom and democracy. Removals, arbitrary detentions and disappearances, marked the period out as the 'years of lead'. Many militants had to lead dangerous and clandestine lives. Now, more than 30 years later we see the long incubation of the present unrest. This is the story of Aziz, 23 years old at the time, who lived for two years in loneliness and under a false identity before capture.