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Africa1

Morocco

This northeastern African country has seen a bloom of diverse young talents. Said Bouftass made plenty of animated shorts and animated ads, and in 2011 he directed an animated film about Ibn Battuta, the Arab traveller from the Middle Ages (Ibn Battuta, 2011). J’ai bu un café dans un Café (‘I Drank a Coffee in a Café’, 2005) is about a man’s imaginary journey.

Rachid Jadir is known for his shorts that sneer at everyday Moroccan behaviour. He is the creator of the popular series Rass Derb (computer shorts). ‘I had a subject in my head and wanted to talk about the streets and the young people of my generation. My language is 3D animation; I started a series of shorts, portraying scenes from districts of Casablanca. [These shorts ...

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