“I love classical Arabic, ‘Fusha,’ but it’s not our language. Darija is something that defines us. And we should be very comfortable with it…. But we’re not,” said Nabil Ayouch.

Behind the Silver Screen: A Conversation with Morocco's Nabil Ayouch
Moroccan film director Nabil Ayouch. Photo credit: Sarah Goodman/Morocco World News.
Sarah Goodman is a freelance writer and photographer based in Rabat.