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Agadir: Opening of the "Festival international Cinéma et migrations"

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Agadir International Film and Migration Festival, organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the association "Cultural Initiative" begins this Tuesday, October 15, 2016 in the Souss capital.

The program includes lectures and debates on migration at the Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, as well as film workshops led by Moroccan actors and filmmakers. "The objective is to create a space of free speech carried by actors with exceptional migratory paths", indicate the initiators of this program, result of a collaboration between the (CCME) Association "Cultural initiative and the" University Ibn Zohr.

The aim is to involve students to this event and ensure greater exposure to this cultural and artistic festival. The activities will take place in three different places: the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the National School of Business and Management, and the Ait Melloul University Campus.

Two conferences will be organized on "African migration as a richeness for the continent" and "Media and the image of the African migrant in Africa and the countries of settlement" and finally a tribute to Mrs Rahma Hajji-Azzouz Painter born eastern Morocco.

"We will try to deconstruct the reductive images of the migratory fact that defends borders and walls which in reality have shaped among peoples," explains Youssef Hajji (CCME).

The painter  Rahma Hajji-Azzouz, emigrated to France 1966, to join her husband. the  paintings, of her life as an immigrant, are a story of the pains of separation, exile, the dilemma to emancipate and live her life as a woman.

The Ibn Zohr University will also host a meeting based on testimonies on the professional background and human experience of three  artists: the producer  Fouad Challa (Moroccan origin),  Greek Orvis (Swiss origin) and the designer Rod Dyer (south african origin), who made the choice to emigrate to the United States.

The Moroccan director Hassan Benjelloun, for his part, will share his cinematographic adventure of three decades with the students of the University.

Cinema workshops will be animated by the novelist and screenwriter Abdelilah Hamdouchi, on "the definition of the script and the universal ongoing of his writings", by the producer and director Driss Chouika on "practices of initiation to the making of a film ", as well as by the director Mohcine Besri on the theme" making a first film without budget or with a very reduced one ".

Hassan Narrais, will at the end of the festival present his book : "Between journalism and cinema: memories of a journey". The story relates the relationship of the author with the world of cinema and Moroccan filmmakers, between 1995 and 2015, especially during his participation in film festivals organized in Morocco as a guest, jury member or lecturer.

CCME / with MAP

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