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“We could be heroes” by Hind Bensari wins Tangier Film Festival Grand Prize

Written by FDM

Moroccan-British director Hind Bensari’s documentary “We Could Be Heroes” won the grand prize of the 20th edition of the Tangier National Film Festival (FNFT), in the category of feature films, during the Closing ceremony that took place on Saturday night.

“We could be heroes” recounts the daily ordeal of Azeddine Nouiri, Moroccan double Paralympic gold medalist in shot put, to improve the situation of athletes with specific needs. Among them is his childhood friend, Youssef, suffering from ataxia, a neurological disability, who asks Azzedine to coach him so that he too can win a qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

“We Could Be Heroes”, which deals with the exclusion experienced by young Moroccan disabled people, aims to raise awareness among the authorities but also the general public. It depicts the course of young athletes with disabilities from Safi, who dedicate themselves to sports in the hope of being qualified to the Paralympic games and put everything in their power to get out of misery, stressed 2M who broadcasted this film in the frame from its program “Des Histoires et des Hommes”.

The jury of the feature film competition was chaired by Moroccan director Farida Benlyazid. She was accompanied by Layane Chawaf, head of the cinema department at the Arab World Institute in Paris (Syria / France), Tereza Cavina, film programmer for Film Festivals and scenario analyst (Italy), Lily Bloom, actress, journalist and columnist on Canal + (France), Yousry Nasrallah, filmmaker (Egypt), Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, filmmaker (Morocco) and Reda Benjelloun, journalist and producer (Morocco).

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