Morocco World News
Fez, March 7,2012
Al Akhawayn University and the Youth Center of Azrou are organizing the second edition of the Top Mountains film festival. This year’s festival, which will be held from 8-9 March, will honor Morocco’s female Amazighi artists. The festival is being co-organized by the Association of the Screen Club for Childhood and Youth, in Azrou, the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM), the Royal Institute of Amazighi Culture and the province of Ifran. Amazighi artists to be honored include Fatima Tehihit, Fatima Attef, the young actress Saida Abouda and the music bands ‘‘Banat al Maghreb’’and “Boughanim”.
Festival attendees include intellectuals, civil society activists, filmmakers and artists, including judge Rachida Ahfoud, presenter of the TV program ‘‘Moudawala’’ on Al OulaTV, Abed el Kabir Arkakena, Abedou Messnaoui and Abed Ali Bousfiha. The festival’s program will also include a seminar to discuss the identity of Amazighi movies and ways to further develop them. The seminar will be run by researchers and cinema critics including Hassan Ahejij, Ibrahim Hassnaoui and Mohamed Sayeri. The first day of the festival will be concluded by a showing of short Amazighi movies.
Amazighi movies will also be screened at the Youth Center of Azerou, followed by a discussion and an exhibition of paintings by the creative artists Moumen Rahma and Ouabi Abed Allah. The festival will also introduce “Ifran”, the latest book of Zahra El Nakrachi.
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