marrakech

Morocco: Souk Up The Rays

Morocco’s most exciting city even has some peaceful hideaways BY Graham Boynton An hour after my plane lands at Marrakech’s gleaming, modern international airport, I find myself stuck in a huge traffic jam. My taxi inches forward, navigating donkey carts, pedestrians with towering bundles on their shoulders, battered saloon cars from the 1950s, camels, horse-drawn

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New Big Shot on the Block

A new comedy from Lebanese director reflects the country’s reality BY Roshanak Taghavi Three brothers in present day Lebanon embark on a career shift from drug dealing to movie production in Very Big Shot—the directorial debut from 26-year old Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya—and the result is a dark comedy. Much like American comedies like Wag The

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Entertainment

MOVIE MANIA: Star Wars fever swept the world, as the movie beat Jurassic Park in the first week revenues. Few countries have been left untouched; here, Ukranian enthusiasts show their love for the franchise. REUTERS   Social Streams

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Morocco’s Celluloid Dreams

A host of filmmakers and actors gathered at the Marrakech Film Festival to celebrate cinema BY Roshanak Taghavi Art will always be a more powerful instrument of change than weapons, renowned Italian-American director Francis Ford Coppola told Newsweek Middle East on the sidelines of Marrakech’s 15th Annual Film Festival last week. Speaking at La Mamounia

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