Hajji shared with MWN that in fact, his inspiration for the Hollywood movie did not revolve around the current situation between Algeria and Morocco but rather a personal story––the death of his friend’s sister who was caught in terrorist cross-fire in Burkina Faso.

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Dubbing the criticism as “good publicity for the film”, Hajji confidently endorsed the depictions, emphasizing that the focus should be on Morocco’s strong investigative and interpersonal communication skills.