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Morocco knew cinema since 1897 through the filming of "Le chevrier Marocain" (The Moroccan goatkeeper) by Louis Lumière. Between that time and 1944, many foreign movies were shot in Morocco, especially in the Ouarzazate area. The following are the key dates in Moroccan cinema:

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Morocco knew cinema since 1897 through the filming of "Le chevrier Marocain" (The Moroccan goatkeeper) by Louis Lumière. Between that time and 1944, many foreign movies were shot in Morocco, especially in the Ouarzazate area. The following are the key dates in Moroccan cinema:

  • 1944: Establishment of the "Moroccan Cinematographic Center" (CCM/The governing body). Studios were open in Rabat.
  • 1952: Orson Welles' Othello wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival under the Moroccan flag. The Festival's musicians did not play the Moroccan national anthem, as no one in attendance knew what it was.[1]
  • 1958: Mohammed Ousfour creates the first Moroccan movie "Le fils maudit" (The damned son).
  • 1982: The first national festival of cinema. - Rabat.
  • 1968: The first Mediterranean Film Festival is held in Tangier. The Mediterranean Film Festival in its new version is held in Tetouan.
  • 2001: The first International Film Festival of Marrakech is held in Marrakech

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