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Mohammed Choukri Film Censored in Nador Film Festival

Rabat - A documentary on the life of the late internationally acclaimed Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri was removed from the program of the fifth annual “Le Festival International De Cinéma et Mémoire Commune De Nador” to be held May 2-7 in the northern city of Nador. Titled "Choukri, A Sincere Man," the documentary was taken off the festival’s schedule for fear it would “offend the conservative audience.” ...

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Performances You Shouldn’t Miss During the first half of Mawazine Festival

By Nada Afa Rabat - The 15th annual Mawazine festival is starting soon. As one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, along with excitement attendees may also experience confusion. With more than 60 performances and of some of the most talented Moroccan and international artists, it’s difficult to choose which performances to attend and which ones to skip. This list will help clear up your confusion ...

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The Ateliers de Bob to Perform the Adaptation of Marivaux’s play in Rabat

By Nada Afa Rabat - The very active "Ateliers de Bob," known for organizing youth theatre classes are back with another event. This month, they will be holding a performanced titled “Koun kent fblastek,” an adaptation of Marivaux’s play “ Les jeux d’amour et du hasrad.” After a successful performance in Casablanca this past Saturday at the F.O.L, the adaptation will be moving to the Villa des Arts on May 29 ...

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The Goethe Institute of Rabat to Host “The Beloved Sisters”

By Nada Afa Rabat - The Goethe institute of Rabat is organizing a film projection on the 27th of April at 6:30pm. The film will be screened in German with French subtitles. In addition, entrance is free.  “The Beloved Sisters” is a 2014 German biographical film written and directed by Dominik Graf, starring Hannah Herzsprung, Henriette Confurius, Florian Stetter, Claudia Messner, Roland Zehrfeld, and Maja M ...

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Human Rights Thursday Screens Leyla Bouzid’s “As I open my eyes”

By Nada Afa Rabat - Human Rights Thursday is an event organized by  Association of Mediterranean’s Meetings of Culture and Human Rights (ARMCDH), and hosted by 7ème art cinema in Rabat. Founded in 2010, ARMCDH is an organization whose mission is to promote the culture of human rights through cinematographic works. Besides “Human Rights Thursday” ARMCDH also organizes other events, such as “Children’s Mornin ...

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Morocco Wins International Culinary Competition in Spain

Rabat - Morocco won the prize for the best “main course” in the 11th edition of the International Culinary Competition, held on April 23rd and 24th in Spain, according to a report by H24. The awards ceremony was held this past Sunday in the city of Oviedo in Northern Spain, during which the Moroccan team won its prize for its rendering of “Lahma Mhmara” or Lamb Tagine. The second place award in the “main co ...

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Matt LeBlanc Shoots New Top Gear Trailer in Morocco

Rabat - Matt LeBlanc, the Friends alum and newly-named co-host of Top Gear, rode an Ariel Nomad in the desert of Morocco for the BBC show’s new trailer, released on YouTube Sunday.  The first half of the 40-second clip depicts LeBlanc comically struggling to get inside the doorless vehicle, after which he drives the high performance vehicle full-speed in arid lands screaming “This is too fun!” The show’s pr ...

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Is Marrakech the Land of Male-Saints Only?

Marrakech - I attended a book discussion by professor Malika El Ouali Aloui discussing her new book ‘Assalihat L’ Mrakshyat’ on April 14, 2016, at Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of Letter and Human Sciences. A group of professors and students attended her book signing. Is Marrakech the land of Male-Saints? This is the central question of Malika El Ouali Aloui’s book. The first time Aloui visited Marrakech, ...

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Celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare

By Safae Kajouane Rabat – April 23 marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Events and performances around the globe are being held to honor him and his great work. William Shakespeare (1564-1616, Stratford) was an English poet, playwright and actor, commonly regarded as the finest master of the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is frequently called England’s national poet, ...

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Dutch-Moroccan Model Imaan Hammam Goes Topless for Vogue

Rabat - Moroccan-Dutch supermodel Imaan Hammam went topless for the May issue of the French version of the famous magazine Vogue. During her last shoot, the Dutch model of Moroccan origins appears topless before the lenses of Peruvian fashion photographer Marco Tostino. In this issue, to be published in May, Hammam poses in different positions wearing very bright and cloroful spring clothes. The Amsterdam-b ...

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Loubna Abidar’s Book to Be Released on May 18

Rabat - Moroccan actress Loubna Abidar, who starred in the controversial film Much Loved, will release her first book, entitled "Loubna, La Dangerous" on May 18. Abidar played the role of a prostitute in the controversial film Much Loved, directed by Nabil Ayouch. Loubna’s book is reportedly creating a hot debate on social media before its release. According to Bladi, the book is written in collaboration wi ...

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Abadir: Moroccan Berber Bread Baked on Ash

AN ETHNIC FOOD: TABADIRT or ABADIR By Mbarek Oukhouya Ali Fez - Luciano Pavarotti famously said “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” From this quote, one’s mind is set on tenterhooks if one does not eat; that is, one will continue seeking to set it to rest at all costs, instead. Whenever one yearns for tr ...

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