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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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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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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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American Show “Prison Break” to Film in Rabat, Casablanca, Ouarzazate

Rabat - The fifth season of the “Prison Break” series is currently filming in three cities of Morocco - Casablanca, Rabat and Ouarzazate - according to a report by Huffington Post Maroc.  do not be surprised if you come face to face with the Scofield brothers in the coming weeks. The newspaper cited a filming permit approving the show’s cast and crew to work in the three cities from March 28th to June 17th, ...

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Human Rights Cinema Thursday: “No Land’s Song”

By Nada Afa Rabat - Cinema 7ème art will host its monthly “Humans rights Cinema Thursday,” on Thursday March 31st. The event is organized on the last Thursday of each month by Association of Mediterranean’s Meetings of Culture and Human rights (ARMCDH). As an organization, ARMCDH was created in 2010 and its mission has been to promote the culture of human rights through cinematographic works. ARMCDH also or ...

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“Les Chevaliers Blancs” to Be Projected in Salle Gérard Philippe

By Nada Afa Rabat - Salle Gérard Philippe of Rabat’s French Institute, will project the French film “Les chevaliers blancs” Tuesday 29th at 6:30pm. “Les chevaliers blancs” is a dramatic movie by Joachim Lafosse, starring Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, and Valérie Donzelli. The film tells the story of Jaques Arnault, president of the Non-governmental organization “Move for Kids,” who convinces French famil ...

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Moroccan Artist Releases in Arabic Song of New Shah Rukh Khan’s Film ‘Fan’

Rabat - The theme song for Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie, Fan, has been officially recorded in Arabic by Moroccan singer Abdelfattah Grinni. The song, titled “Jabra fan,” has been recorded in several other Indian languages, including Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Hindi. The Arabic version of the song was posted to Yash Raj Films’ official YouTube channel last Friday. On ...

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Rabat Hosts Festival of Francophone Cinema

By Nada Afa Rabat - After a very successful festival in 2015, this year’s “Festival of Francophone Cinema” kicked off on March 14. This year Ali Majdoub did the honors of inaugurating the festival with his movie “Dallas.” The festival is taking place at Renaissance Cinema, located on Avenue Mohammed V. During the event, a dozen films from different countries will be projected. Morocco, the Czech Republic, S ...

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Indian Director to Shoot Bollywood Film in Morocco

Rabat - Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are schedule to Visit Morocco in March to shoot “Jagga Jasoos.” Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor travel to Morocco in March to complete the filming of their upcoming movie “Jagga Jasoos,” the Indian news source Firstpost reported on Wednesday. “They have a long schedule of almost 15 days in Morocco,” a source from UTV, a co-producer of the film, told the ...

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Oscars 2016: Spotlight Takes Best Picture Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor Award

By Ayoub Derraza Rabat - Spotlight, The Revenant, and Mad Max: Fury Road were the stars of last night’s Oscars 2016, which kicked off with a monologue from Chris Rock about the recent controversy, #OscarsSoWhite. The biggest award of the evening went to Spotlight, which highlighted the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into decades of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The Tom McCart ...

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Loubna Abidar Could Be Asked to Leave France After Her Visa Expired

Rabat - Moroccan actress Loubna Abidar could be asked to leave French soil at any moment after her short-stay visa expired. The actress stirred controversy since last May for her role in Nabil Ayouch’s film ‘Much Loved,” which depicts the daily lives of four prostitutes in Marrakech. Ayouch and Abidar came under heavy fire after porn-like footages of the film were leaked on social media. Following the contr ...

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