Rabat - The Moroccan government decided on Monday to ban the screening the controversial film "Much Loved" in Moroccan cinema, a communique from the Ministry of Communication.
Rabat – The Moroccan government decided on Monday to ban the screening the controversial film “Much Loved” in Moroccan cinema, a communique from the Ministry of Communication.
After a CCM group saw the film in an international film festival, it was decided not to authorize the release of the film in Morocco, “a statement from the Ministry of Communication said.
“The film undermines the moral values, and dignity of Moroccan women, as well as all the image of Morocco,” the communique added.
The film, which was produced by Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch, depicts the daily lives of 4 prostitutes. Since a few clips of the films were posted on YouTube last week, it raised eyebrows and stirred a heated debate in the country, prompting a number of activists to call on the Moroccan government to ban it.
The filmmaker has been accused by a number of Moroccans of defaming Moroccan women and failing to come up with the needed solutions to address the phenomenon of prostitution.