Taroudante- "Fever", a film by Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch, won the Golden Stallion award, the most prestigious award at the Festival of African Cinema on Saturday in Ouagadougou.
Taroudante- “Fever”, a film by Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch, won the Golden Stallion award, the most prestigious award at the Festival of African Cinema on Saturday in Ouagadougou.
During the closing ceremony of the 24th Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch was presented the Golden Stallion, also known as the “Golden Stallion of Yennenga”, by the transitional President of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando.
The film “Fever” tells the story of 13-year-old Benjamin, who went to live with his father Karim. Karim, who himself lives with his parents, finds himself completely helpless against the boy, who disrupts his life.
“As you have noticed, my skin is white, but the blood that runs through my veins is black. My father is Moroccan, my mother is Tunisian, African, and I am proud to be so,” Ayouch said during the award ceremony.
“I am African and proud to be so, because my culture is beautiful, powerful, poetic, and we must do everything to change attitudes through art, imagination and through education,” he added.
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