Morocco World News
Fez, March 10, 2012
The Documentary Films Association of Zagora is organizing the International Forum for Documentary Film from April 13-15 in the southeastern city Zagora. The forum will present five foreign documentary films from five different countries, in addition to cultural and intellectual activities.
The documentary films to be presented at the forum are: All I Wanted by Michel Medina (US), Between the Black Mountains by Virginie Hoffman (France), Movement by Leila Chaibi (Tunisia), The Next Station of Lampedusa by Nicolay Enkeriano (Italy) and A New Breath by Mona Mdouar (Algeria). Moroccan documentary films will be represented by Jamal’s Path by Aziz Naciri and Mohammed Leghzaoui, and Illegal Immigration by Ali Benjelloun.
Two seminars will be held under the themes: “Documentary Film and the Issue of Immigration” and “The Immigrant’s Image in the Eyes of the Other.” In addition there will be an art exhibition for the Moroccan artist and sculptor Amine Cherradi, a photography exhibition under the theme “Around Daraa River” by the French Association KILIMNAS, and an open workshop about documentary film making organized by experts in the field for Zagora’s youth to benefit from their experiences.
The forum’s seminars will be attended by some of Morocco’s film icons, such as Lahbib Naciri (Cinema Critic), Fatima Yahdi (Producer and Presenter at National Radio), Abderrazak Lahrech (Radio Director), Hassan Mojtahid (Cinema Critic), Ghita Salman (Journalist and Photographer), Taoufik Fakhfakh (Photographer and Producer of Television Programs), Taoufik Jadidi (Professor at the Higher Institute of Media and Communication), Abdellatif ben Amer (Professor at the Higher Institute of Media and Communication), and Abdelghani Smelen (Documentary Film Director).
The forum will also include visits to:
– The Archaeological Museum in the village of Tsarkat in the outskirts of Zagora.
– Naciriya Cabinet in Tamekrout, Zagora.
– Fem Chenna Rocks in Tenzoulin.
– Jewish Synagogue and cemeteries in Bni Sbih and Bni Heyoun organized by The Authentic Heritage Association in Takounit.
– The temple of the Jewish Rabbi Youssef ben Mekhlouf in the village of Terghelil in Bni Zuli.
The organizers consider the forum an opportunity to renew the connections and ties between practitioners of diverse experiences and different styles of production in the image and evaluation fields.
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