Mohamed Laâroussi Chairs the Jury of this Edition Festival of Documentary film

The city of Laayoune is hosting, in December from 19 to 22 , the fifth Festival of documentary film on Sahrawi Hassani culture, history and space. Twelve films have been selected for this year’s competition, whose jury will be chaired by the scriptwriter and expert in communication and advertising, Mohamed Laâroussi.

Mohamed Laâroussi will be accompanied by human rights activist Zoubida Sellami, Hassani journalist and cultural researcher Erraâboub Bahay, journalist and film festival director Charaf Eddine Zine El Abidine, and director, scriptwriter and producer El Mahjoub Doua. According to the statement of the Moroccan Film Center (CCM), this jury will decide between these films, which are, for the first time, long documentaries dealing with themes related to Sahrawi Hassani culture, history and space, three of which were made by women. With the creation of this festival, many professionals in the sector feel responsible for this heritage, its transmission and its preservation through cinema.

It should be noted that the majority of films competing for the Festival’s prize list have benefited from the CCM’s support. The main objective is to encourage film professionals to make productions in this sense to promote the culture, civilization and history of Morocco through its identity, of which the Sahrawi identity is an integral part.

Films in competition

– “A Letter to Baroja” by Mohamed Bouhari

– “If Jelwa had been told to me” by Jnane Fatine Mohammadi

– “Exiled Children” by Hakim Kebabi

-“Bassiri, the lost act” by Loubna Lyounsi

– “Meteorite hunters” by Bouchta Ibrahimi

– “Two witnesses at Al Baidane” by Mohamed Boussalem

– “Al Mikhyal” by Ahmed Bouchalgua

– “Al Mistahdi bi Noujoum” by Abdelhakim Baidaoui

– “The Forgotten War” by Asmae Elmoudir

– “Sahara, Enchanting Melodies” by Abdelilah Zirat

– “Al Rihla Al Hijazia (Pilgrimage)” by Mohamed Fadel Maoilainin

– “Oued Noun and the caravan trade” by Yassine Aït Fkir.

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