Rabat - Moroccan-American film director Ayoub Qanir published a comic highlighting the glory of the Green March on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
Rabat – Moroccan-American film director Ayoub Qanir published a comic highlighting the glory of the Green March on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
When asked why he chose to make a comic, the Moroccan young director said because it is “a good way to capture the attention of the Moroccan youth and generate interest for this great history.”
“The Green March” will be available in bookstores in Arabic, Berber, and French in early November, and then will be translated into English. A digital version is also planned to be published on Moroccan websites so as to reach a wide global audience.
To write the “Green March” comic, the young artist was surrounded by a team from different disciplines, including Omar Mrani, a journalist who participated in co-writing the text, and Juan Doe, a designer and a cartoonist for the prestigious international studio Marvel.
The comic also received the support of Maaninou Seddik, the former director of SNRT and one of the few journalists took part in the Green March.
Photographer Bruno Barbey also lent support by donating a collection of unpublished photos of the “Green March” that will be integrated in the end of the comic.
Every November 6, Moroccans celebrate the anniversary of the Green March, which is one of the largest, longest, and most peaceful marches anywhere in the world.
The Green March was a strategic mass demonstration of some 350,000 Moroccans in November 1975, led by the late King Hassan II, to regain sovereignty over the southern regions of Morocco.