Erradi won the award for her role in the film “Adam,” which spotlighted the controversial topic of unwed mothers in Morocco.
Rabat – Moroccan actress Nisrin Erradi won the award for Best Actress at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in South Africa for her role in Maryam Touzani’s “Adam.”
The 29-year-old Moroccan actress played the emotional role of “Samia” an unwed mother who travels to Casablanca from the countryside to put her child up for adoption.
Erradi took to Instagram to thank her fellow cast members for her success.
“Adam,” spotlighted the controversial topic of unwed mothers in Morocco. The story was inspired by a pregnant woman who was going door-to-door asking for work in Touzani’s hometown of Tangier.
“In a country like mine, it’s the biggest shame for a woman to have a child out of wedlock,” said Touzani. “She doesn’t want to disappoint her parents so she cannot tell the truth.”
Touzani also explained her reasoning behind featuring taboo topics: “There is a facade that everything is all right on the outside even if people are tormented inside. It is good to let in some air and light, and people are relieved and happy things are being spoken about.”
Touzani has also seen her share of praise for the innovative film. Earlier this month, she joined the prestigious Oscar’s Academy. As part of the role, she will be responsible for selecting the nominees and winners in the “Screenwriters” category for the upcoming Academy Awards.