Africa-Press – Côte d’Ivoire. The director of the National Cinema Office of Côte d’Ivoire (ONAC-CI), Johnson Lison Diomandé Fall, indicated Tuesday, November 14, 2023 in Abidjan, that cooperation between Côte d’Ivoire Ivory and Morocco will boost the joint production of cinematographic works.
“We will boost the joint production of works that reflect our common realities,” said Ms. Diomandé on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the fifth edition of Moroccan cinema in Abidjan.
She expressed her satisfaction to see that this noble co-production between Ivory Coast and Morocco will be a tangible reality with technicians and actors from both countries.
The chief of staff of the Ministry of Culture and Francophonie, Florent Galati, thanking the Minister of Culture and Francophonie, explained that Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco have in common their humanity, their desire profound to always be humble and their ambition to build African cinema so that it becomes a reality.
“ Cinema allows us to project our news but also to tell our history, our culture and our civilization, cinema allows us to break the codes to show what we have in common” he added.
As for the representative of the director of Moroccan cinema, Mourad Latifi, he expressed the gratitude of the Kingdom of Morocco to the State of Côte d’Ivoire for the warm welcome reserved for his delegation.
Started on November 9, the fifth edition of Moroccan cinema week ended on Tuesday 14 with the screening of the film “Habiba” by Hassan Benjelloun. Several activities took place this week, including B to B exchanges and screenings of seven films made by Moroccan filmmakers including “La commodity” by Mohammed Nesrat, “Haut et fort” by Nabil Ayouch, and “Olivier Black” by Tawfik Baba, and actress Fatima Bouchane.