Rabat - To everyone their truth. This, however, does not change the hard facts of reality. Exfiltrating three hundred children from their country of birth to another one, whatever the reasons, is a case of human trafficking and, therefore, a crime punishable by international law. Saying that they are war orphans who would be better off smuggled out of their homes to be adopted by generous families in some Western country is but an attempt of moral justification of an unlawful act and a case of the time-old colonial attitudes of taking oneself to be the model everyone must comply with and the God appointed savior of the others from the deprivation of their barbarian difference.

White Knights in Marrakech Film Festival
Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.