Women are no longer just actresses in the cinema

Women are no longer limited to the role of actress in the national film industry, Moroccan actress Amale Temmar said on Saturday in Salé.

“Women have most often been reduced to the role of actress in cinema, but today we find them as producers, directors, screenwriters and many other profiles,” she told MAP. on the sidelines of a ceremony in her honor on the occasion of the 15th Salé International Women’s Film Festival (FIFFS).

“Beyond the pride, this tribute represents for me a motivation and a responsibility”, underlined Ms. Temmar, noting that if some consider that the tribute marks the epilogue of a journey, “for me, this is just one more motivation to invest more and give more creativity”.

The actress of “Honda Mall” did not fail to pay tribute to Salé, the city hosting the festival, by affirming that this thousand-year-old city embodies for her “her city, her family and the beginnings of her artistic career”.

Amale Temmar has also announced that she will soon play the role of the late Aicha Chenna, icon of the fight for the promotion of women’s rights.

During this ceremony, the Moroccan actress, who officiated for a decade and a half within the organization “Touche pas à mon enfant”, indicated that she had been involved throughout her artistic career in the defense of multiple human rights issues including child marriage, homeless children, incest and single mothers, calling for breaking the wall of silence on societal issues.

During this ceremony, a tribute was also paid to the actress and painter Saadia Azgoun.

The 15th edition of the Salé International Women’s Film Festival saw the participation of ten films in the official competition in the feature-length category, including nine films directed by women, representing 19 countries in Europe, America South, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

The festival also has an official competition in the category of documentary films that address women’s fight for equality and against all forms of discrimination, with the participation of five Arab, African and European films, in addition to the young audience prize for short and feature films.

In addition to a seminar under the theme “The love of cinema in Morocco: from cinephilia to criticism”, this edition is distinguished by the holding of the “dialogue of filmmakers”, an open meeting around the book “The image of women in Arab cinema”, a so-called “carte blanche” session, the presentation of works related to the theme of the festival and the reality of cinema in Morocco, as well as two workshops around “image education” and cinematographic writing (film/sequence creator).


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