The Marrakech International Film Festival’s fourth Atlas Workshops unfolds amid an auspicious period for Moroccan cinema following the selection of Nabil Ayouch’s Casablanca Beats in competition at Cannes earlier this year.
“It’s the first fiction film directed by a Moroccan filmmaker to be selected for competition in Cannes. It’s had a big impact here and in the local media,” says Marrakech general coordinator Ali Hajji.
Casablanca-based Hajji has strong ties with the local film industry through his coordination role at the festival and
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