Ali Zaoua

Directed by Nabil Ayouch

ALI ZAOUA represents the extremely rare opportunity to see a film produced in Morocco. A gritty drama that reveals the hard lives of boys living on the streets of Casablanca, the film features beguiling performances from the children, part of an excellent cast of largely non-professionals. It follows a trio of grimy 8-year-old street kids as they try to find the money to bury their friend, killed in a stone fight. But the glue that they sniff can’t completely remove them from the harsh reality that faces them daily.’A real treat.’ BBC Online

98 minutes

Country of origin:
France, Morocco and Tunisia

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