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Arab actresses headline the Harhoura Cinema-Beach Festival 

Written by FDM

Four women from three different generations received a heartfelt tribute at the opening of the fourth edition of Harhoura Film and Beach Festival, dedicated primarily to women of cinema. Among them, the Moroccan Amina Rachid and the Egyptian Somaya El Khashab.

The film festival of Harhoura Beach dedicates its fourth edition to Arab actresses. At its launch on Tuesday, July 23, four women from three different generations were honored at Sid El Abed Yacht Club Beach. At their head, the Moroccan Amina Rachid, “beautiful by her art, her way of being and her humanity”, as described, in a sincere and touching monologue, by the actor Abdelkbir Regagna, not praising “this pillar of Moroccan and Arab cinema” which has managed to defy “the limits of silence and to liberate women at a time when it was still impossible for them to open up to certain fields”.

On the other hand, the talented and remarkable, Somaya El Khashab, Saïda Baadi and Majdouline Idrissi have each been the subject of poignant testimonies, mixing poetry and humor, by Moroccan film stars like Hassan Benjelloun and Aziz Dadas.
This new edition is also distinguished by its openness to the Arab world, with the tribute paid to the Egyptian actress Somaya El Khashab, as well as to Africa, with the striking presence of Burkinabe director and producer Oumar Dagnon, as Member of the Jury. At his side, there are, among others, the Tunisian actress Fatma Ben Saidane, Moroccan actress Fatima Herrandi, or the Italian actress Marzia Tedeschi to name a few.

During the festival, six Moroccan films, namely “La guérisseuse” by Mohamed Zineddine, “Les 3 M: histoires inachevées” by Saâd Chraibi, “Nadira” by Kamal Kamal, “Indigo” by Salma Bergach, “Une urgence ordinaire” of Mohcine Besri and “Naima et ses enfants” by Olivier Kosmak will compete for the best screenplay, the best female role, the best male role, the public prize and most importantly, the grand prize of the festival, “Sirène de Harhoura”.c

(With MAP)