Historical, Sociological, and Cultural Discussion of ‘Much Loved’

Stockholm- Prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions and a social institution that has been recorded throughout humanity’s history. According to Cesare Lombroso’s key terms and concepts, the term prostitute denotes a woman who exchanges sex for money, or any woman, but particularly one who belongs to the lower classes, who has sexual experience outside marriage. The legal definition of prostitut ...

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Morocco-Guinea-Bissau Sign 16 Partnership Agreements

Bissau - Mohammed VI and Guinea-Bissau's head of state José Mario Vaz chaired, on Thursday at the presidential palace in Bissau, the signing ceremony of 16 partnership agreements in the different areas of cooperation. The agreements are as follows: - An agreement on security and local governance between the two countries' interior ministries, signed by foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar and minister of do ...

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Nabil Ayouch Calls for Protection of Actresses of His Controversial Film

Rabat- Film director Nabil Ayouch called on Moroccan authorities to provide protection to the cast of "Much Loved", his latest film, following death threats leveled against them. Speaking to Hit Radio's Le Morning de MOMO host Mohamed Bousfiha, the Franco-Moroccan director has urged Moroccans not to jump to conclusions even before watching the film, adding that those who refuse to watch it have every right ...

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Jennifer Lopez Arrives in Morocco to Participate in Mawazine Festival

Rabat - American singer, Jennifer Lopez, arrived in Morocco on Wednesday to participate in the opening of the 14th edition of Mawazine Festival, scheduled to be held from May 29th to June 6th in Rabat. As soon as she arrived in Morocco, the American dive posted a picture on her Instagram account to share the news with her fans and followers. “And we are here. Hello Morocco,” the caption of the picture reads ...

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Spanish Media’s Coverage of Morocco’s Ban on ‘Much Loved’

By Sara Gomez Rabat- Several Spanish media outlets have reported widely on the recent controversy in Morocco surrounding the banning of “Much Loved” (Zine li fik), Nabil Ayuch’s latest film, by delivering their unfiltered opinions of the Moroccan public. Various online media outlets, such as Cadena Ser, El Periodico, El Mundo, and Hoy Cinema, reported the opinions both in support and against of the Ministry ...

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Morocco, Senegal Sign Fifteen Economic Partnership Agreements

Dakar - Fifteen public-private and private-private economic partnership agreements were signed, on Monday at the presidential palace in Dakar, before King Mohammed VI and Senegalese president Macky Sall during the ceremony of the establishment of the Moroccan-Senegalese economic impetus group. The agreements are as follows: - A memorandum of understanding to develop western African business city in Dakar, s ...

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King Mohammed VI, Senegal’s Pres. Launch Project to Build Fishing Unloading site in Dakar

Dakar - King Mohammed VI and Senegalese President Macky Sall launched the building works of a small-scale fishing unloading site in Soumbedioune in Dakar. The project, which is part of South-South cooperation, means to reflect friendship ties between the two countries. The budget allocated for this project, funded by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development, is estimated at 20 million dirhams. ...

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An Imam Accuses Nabil Ayouch of Inciting Moroccans to Debauchery

Rabat- Nabil Ayouch's film about prostitution continues to stir outrage in Morocco with an Imam accusing the film of inciting debauchery. An excerpt from a sermon was posted to YouTube of Sheikh Yahya Mdaghri in which the Muslim preacher discussed Nabil Ayouch's newest film "Much Loved (Zine Li Fik)" which chronicles the daily life of four marginalized prostitutes in the city of Marrakech. The Imam, who del ...

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Why I Support Nabil Ayouch’s ‘Much Loved’ Film

Rabat - Rather than focusing on the issue of prostitution and sexual tourism that the movie "Much Loved (Zine li Fik)" raises, many Moroccans have condemned the movie based solely on select scenes shared on social media platforms. Many even call for the boycotting of the movie and threaten legal action against its director without having watched the movie or having considered its underlying implications. On ...

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Wisconsin Governor: Moroccans Come to the US for ‘Other Motives’ Than work

Rabat- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called on Americans to “wake up” and to be careful with Moroccan and Indonesian immigrants who “do not come to America to work and live peacefully but for other motives.” Speaking on Thursday, May 21 at the headquarters of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, the Republican governor said that more and more immigrants, namely Moroccans and Indonesians, do not ...

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Fatima Zahra El Hor Crowned Miss Morocco

Rabat - Fatima Zahra El Hor, 23, was crowned on Saturday night in Tangier, Miss Morocco 2015, as part of the 2nd edition of the national beauty pageant Miss Morocco, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Following a competition that put 27 contenders vying for the title Miss Morocco, selected from 1,500 applicants, Fatima Zahra El Hor, a Master student of "Business Law and Taxation in Marrakech”, managed t ...

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Fez World Sacred Music Festival Pays Tribute to Africa

Fez - Attendees of opening night of this year’s music Festival in Fez were blown away by a combination of illuminating graphics, vibrant costumes, and ambient music to tie it all together. The story of Fes: an African Reflection was told through movement and sound through the interpretation of a group of talented musicians, dancers, and artists. The Fez Festival of Sacred Music began on 22 May 2015. Opening ...

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