Quark Productions

Ouarzazate Movie

by Ali Essafi


Ouarzazate, a small moroccan town lives makes its living on international cinema production. Kundun, Gladiator, all posible versions of the Holy Bible: the whole population works as extras in films they will never see...

In the cloakrooms and the casting sets, Ali Essai follows the people of Ouarzazate, its Hollywood dreams and its humiliations.

Selected at Namur, Gentilly, Montreal Nouveau Cinema, Biennale des Cinemas Arabes, Carthage
Best Mediterranean Documentary, Syracuse 2003


Directed by Ali Essafi
Edited by Alberto Yaccelini

Length 57'
Format 4/3

With the participation of the CNC
& the support of the Procirep

© Quark / France 3 - 2001

Ouarzazate Movie