Morocco: Moroccan movies to be screened in 'CinemaEast2007' Festival


Two Moroccan films "What a Wonderful World" by Faouzi Bensaidi and "Casa" by Ali Benkirane were shown in CinemaEast Film Festival 2007, slated for November 8 -15 in New York.

"In a time of increased turmoil and misunderstanding about these regions, the 2007 CinemaEast Festival is more timely than ever" to "break stereotypes and misconceptions", said ArteEast representatives, adding that "selected films will provide rare opportunities for dialogue with filmmakers, actors and artists and building bridges through culture and art."

The festival program illustrates emerging and independent filmmakers, and shows 12 features, 22 long and short documentaries, and 18 short films representing15 countries from the Middle East and North Africa.

In addition to films screening, the festival, which is held every two years, featured panel discussions, workshops and round tables in which New York and Columbia universities as well as the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council took part.