By Larbi Arbaoui
By Larbi Arbaoui
Morocco World News
Tinejdad, August 21, 2012
The film “Androman, blood and coal” by Moroccan director Azlarab Alaoui has been selected to participate in Mediterranean Film Festival in Alexandria in its 28th edition, scheduled from 12 to 19 September along with other 22 Moroccan films out of the competition.
“Androman, blood and coal” will be the only Moroccan film in the official competition at the International Film Festival of women of Salé and Mediterranean Film Festival in Alexandria taking place in September.
The film has already managed to win 4 awards at the National Festival Film of Tangier in its 13th edition and two awards at the 7th International Film Festival in Muscat.
The famous Moroccan cinema actors took part in the casting of this film, including the legendary Mohammed Khouyi, Mohammed Majd, Jalila Talemsi, Lina Lhanafi, Hassan Badida, Benaissa Jirari, Azlarabe Kaghat, Rawya, Amine Naji, Khalid Zouichi and Jawad Sayeh.
Androman, as reported by the director Azlarab Alaoui to Al Arabiya, tells the story of a modest, rural family living from charcoal trade in a remote and isolated part in Middle Atlas called “Boulemane”. the father, Oshn, meaning in Tamazight wolf, exercised his authority over his daughter, Androman, and turning her into a male after his failed attempts to have a son. The father desperately wants a son so that he will be carefree about the future of the family’s properties and heritage.
“This is a film that defends the identity of the man and woman in respect to the right of woman to the ground. This is a production that can discover the region of Boulmane, ” Said Azlarab Alaoui.
Organized under the banner of “human dignity”, this session will also see the projection of 22 feature films outside the official competition.