If you still haven’t explored Morocco’s vibrant and often award-winning film scene, there has never been a better time. The Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM)—the government body safeguarding the Kingdom’s film culture—just announced that it will be streaming 50 iconic Moroccan films, for free, on their website.
The move comes as part of the nation’s effort to elevate the strains brought upon society due to COVID-19-related lockdowns—or in simple terms, the boredom that comes with it. Morocco is still in a state of emergency with 40 per cent of people unable to leave their homes.
Looking to watch some Moroccan classics? The list includes Hamid Benani’s experimental 1970 film, Wechma, which was one of the first fictional Moroccan films. It also includes more recently-released movies like Brahim Chkiri’s critically acclaimed Road to Kabul, Nabil Ayouch’s 2013 drama God’s Horses, and Abdeslam Kelai’s 2012 film Malak, which opened a major country-wide conversation about the taboo of teenage pregnancy and single motherhood.
All films will be streamed over the course of the next two months, with each film available to stream 48 hours.