The eighth International Film Festival of Dakhla (Southern Morocco), held under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI this November 24-29 with the attendance of several international celebrities, artists, filmmakers and personalities, is celebrating Cuban cinema as guest of honor.
The celebration of the Cuban cinema at the Dakhla festival is part of the efforts aimed at strengthening relations between Morocco and Cuba, following the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2017 and the exchange of ambassadors.
The four Cuban filmmakers honoured at the festival are actress & producer Mirtha Ibarra; scriptwriter & film director Arturo Infante; filmmaker Sebastian Milo; and scriptwriter & movie-maker Ever Miranda Palacio.
The festival organizers also paid tribute to the Moroccan actress Fatima Zahra Bennacer, Moroccan director Kamal and Lebanese journalist Jamal Fayad.
This year’s festival has opened up to various cinematographic experiences, in particular Cuban cinema, said the festival’s president, Zine El Abidine Charafeddine.
The interaction between the Cuban artists and the public will contribute to enhancing Moroccan-Cuban cultural ties, he added.