Montreal. Moroccan guest of honor at the Vues d’Afrique International Film Festival

Nabil Ayouch's film Haut et Fort is participating in the Vues d'Afrique International Film Festival in Montreal.

Nabil Ayouch’s film Haut et Fort is participating in the Vues d’Afrique International Film Festival in Montreal.

On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom and Canada, the festival, a true showcase of African and Creole cinema, put up its opening evening under the colors of Morocco, with the poster of Nabil Ayouch’s latest film “Out”. et fort”, all in a Moroccan atmosphere and decor combining handicrafts, Gnaoua musical performances and the flavors of national gastronomy.

Nine Moroccan short films and animated films are included in the program of this new edition after three hypothetical programs due to the health crisis.

Many personalities attended, including the festival’s godmother and godfather, actress Issa Maiga, director Richard Jean Baptiste, in addition to various personalities from the political, artistic, cultural and media circles.

Welcoming the diversity of programs that allow “travel across countries, continents and societies and the ability to discover and reflect on the reality and facts of society and the cultures of the world,” Morocco’s ambassador to Canada Soria El Othmani explained that “cinema, like music and the arts in general, has this magical talent of making us escape, bringing us together together, and to promote better understanding, as well as to bring the societies and peoples of the world together.”

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