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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Mora Is Here (Mougha Youchked)

Khalid Zairi


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Director's Biography

After studying cinema at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle and undertaking training in documentary filmmaking at the National Audiovisual Institute, Khalid Zairi worked with renowned filmmakers and producers, among them Jilali Ferhati, Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, Hicham El Asri, Nabil Ayouch. He has produced numerous films and television series in Morocco and several sub-Saharan African countries. As a director, he made Sur les routes du Sahara (2017) and Passions des stades (2018).

Tamazight, Arabic, French
Screenings :
Tue 28 / 21:00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs
Tue 28 / 21:00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

Since the 1950s, the management of Charbonnages de France has enlisted the services of Félix Mora, a recruiter and former Indigenous Affairs officer in the French Army in Morocco. Over the course of twenty years, he brought more than seventy thousand people from southern Morocco to France to work in the mines of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Mora Is Here tells the stories of former Moroccan miners, exploring their unknown stories and highlighting poignant elements of their fight against discrimination, physical danger, and socio-economic precariousness. It paints a complex picture of resilience and courage in the face of intense challenges.

Director Khalid Zairi

Producer Egil Odegard, Nada Abou Ghanim

Screenwriter Khalid Zairi

Cinematographer Mohamed Gara, Rafik Zakan

Art Director Younes Jaddad

Editor Younes Jaddad

Sound Ali Bamhaoued, Mohammed Ilyas Guetal

Music Øistein Boassen

Colour Colour

Fatima Attini, Hamid Oukattou, Ehdih Bachar, Josette Breton, Asmaa Bouykidarn, Moussa Akhedime

Production Company Zk Prod Doc

Distributor Nyx Distribution








Tamazight, Arabic, French