Ali Essafi

  • Ali Essafi – Ouarzazate movie (2001)

    2001-2010African CinemaAli EssafiDocumentaryFrance

    Ali Essafi’s bitingly comic documentary is a portrait of a small Moroccan town whose economy is driven by the many movie crews drawn by its exotic desert scenery. Turning his camera on crabby casting directors for an Italian biblical epic, would-be extras in Astérix et Obélix and an old local hand who once carried Pasolini’s bags, Essafi cannily skewers the international film industry and the disparity between movie magic and economic reality.Read More »

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