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Cinema: Films Made by Women Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers: Morocco
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Cinema representing Morocco is now being produced not only within Morocco's national borders but also by Moroccans in the diaspora. Leila Merrakshi and Narjis Najjar are important examples of two Moroccan female diasporic filmmakers who, through their films Marock (Merrakshi) and Les Yeux secs (Dry eyes) (Najjar), have revolutionized Moroccan cinema. Often financed by foreign capital, films by diasporic women filmmakers are being produced at a…

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Khannous, Touria, “Cinema: Films Made by Women Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers: Morocco”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0647>
First published online: 2010



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