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THE MOSQUE

by Daoud Aoulad-Syad

synopsis

To make Aoulad-Syad’s previous film, En attendant Pasolini, sets were built on plots rented from those living in the village. A mosque was erected on the plot belonging to Moha, a local appearing in the film. On completing the shooting, the film team left the village. The neighbours demolished all of the sets, except for the mosque, which has become a real place of worship for those who live there. A complete disaster for Moha, who used to grow vegetables to feed his family on the land.

international title: The Mosque
original title: A Jamaâ
country: Morocco, France
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Daoud Aoulad-Syad
film run: 85'
screenplay: Daoud Aoulad-Syad
cast: Abdelhadi Touhrach, Bouchra Hraich, Mustapha Tahtah, Naceur Oujri, Salem Dabella
cinematography by: Thierry Lebigre
music: Le groupe Aquallal/Zagora
producer: Daoud Aoulad-Syad
production: Chinguitty Films, Les Films du Sud
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