Friday, October 26, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid empowers the North African cinema

Marrakech-Morocco, October 17, 2007 – As part of outreach and awareness programs to empower cinematography, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Marrakech International Film Festival, announced that the Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) will pay a special tribute to Egyptian cinema at its 7th edition, which will be held from December 7 to 15, 2007.

This year edition will see the screening of 40 major Egyptian films, recalling the various stages of cinema in this country, as a vehicle for His Royal Highness’ action plan, to endeavor breathe new life into North African cinematography.

For part of preparations for the festival, under the directions of His Royal Highness, Noureddine Eddine Saïl Vice president of the Foundation of MIFF, has just completed a two-day visit to Cairo.

During his visit to Egypt, Mr. Eddine Saïl held several meetings including with Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni, the executive director of the National Center of Cinema, Chadi Abou Ali and several film industry professionals in Egypt.

His Royal Highness, who is well known for his affinity with arts and culture, aims to enhance and make MIFF the mantle of one of the leading voices for the development of cultural and economic exchanges with the highlight of the importance of dialogue between cultures and their role in cinematography.

In its editions of 2005 and 2006, the MIFF had paid tribute to the Spanish and Italian cinema respectively.

The famous Marrakech Film Festival is organized under the directions of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and his Foundation of Marrakech International Film Festival.

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