26 films, 17 shorts ones and 9 feature films, three of which are directed by women. It is the poster of the 12th edition of the Issni N’Ourgh International Amazigh Film Festival (FINIFA) organized from 5 to 9 April in Agadir by the Issni N’Ourgh association.
Moroccan Latefa Ahrrare is part of the short film category competition. She is presenting “Tharbat n Wadoo” in which she tells the story of a teenager who dreams of becoming a “maestra” of popular art of the Middle Atlas, Ahidous.
In the feature films category, we find Moroccan-Canadian Nadia Zouaoui with “L’Islam de mon enfance”. An author film that takes the viewer on a spiritual Islam that has married the cultures of North Africa, while raising the veil on those who instrumentalize it to acquire political powers, as indicated in the synopsis. The second director, the French-Algerian Lidia Terki with “Paris la Blanche”. It’s the story of a woman leaving Algeria for the first time. She goes to Paris in search of her husband who has been working for 48 years in France. The problem is that she has no news about him …
The jury dedicated to feature films category is chaired by Fadma Ait Mous, researcher affiliated to the Moroccan Center for Social Sciences (CM2S) and assistant professor of sociology at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Ain Chok of Hassan II University of Casablanca. At her side, directors including Alissa Descotes-Toyosaki. As for the jury devoted to short films, we find the poet and the artist Larbi Zeggane. He will be accompanied by actress Yousra Tarik.