Hassan Benjelloun
Writer, director and producer, born in Morocco (Settat) on April 12th, 1950, Hassan Benjelloun’s first feature film “The Others’ Feast” was released in 1990. Then, followed in 1994 “Yarit”, “Yesterday’s Friends” in 1997, “The lips of silence” in 2000 and “Judgement of Women” in 2001. This film, which discussed the situation of women in Morocco, has been honoured in many international festivals. In 2004, “The Dark Room”, that presents the difficult years of Morocco in the ‘70s, received the top prize at the African Festival of Khouribga and the Silver Yennenga prize of the Fespaco Festival. The film also received a special mention from the jury of the Carthage Festival of Tunisia. Hassan’s latest film “Where are you going Moshé?” presents the Jewish exodus from Morocco towards Israel in the ‘60s.