MARRAKECH: Dubbed by some as the "enfant terrible" of Moroccan cinema, 59-year old helmer Ahmed Boulane is prepping a feature film about Moroccan drug lords, which he describes as a Moroccan…
Books and docu projects exploring national cinemas are increasingly popular: Exhibits A: Martin Scorsese's documentaries about American and Italian cinema. French helmer Bertrand Tavernier is also…
In its early going, the Marrakech Film Festival, founded in 2001, remained relatively distant from Morocco's still-fragile domestic film industry. But in the interim years, public funding for…
After a 22-year stint in Norway, helmer Nour-Eddine Lakhmari returned to his native Morocco at the end of the 1990s. Since his return his TV and film projects have changed the country's media…
An eminently watchable curiosity, "Goodbye Morocco" is a film noir set in contempo Tangier, written and smoothly helmed by Nadir Mokneche ("Viva Laldjerie").
Two national industries converge to define this year's movie confab
In the wake of the Arab Spring, the spotlight is turning to Arab films. Morocco is well placed to shine: It stands at the forefront of democratic reforms and has one of the region's strongest…
Two film communities seek out different sides of Morocco -- and gravitate to different hubs within the territory.
Yet another new voice is emerging from Moroccan cinema.
"In Morocco, we have to invent our own model for the film industry," says producer-director Nabil Ayouch. "We need to highlight the role of writers and creative producers and learn from best…
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