Nabil Ayouch's ' Razzia ' chosen to represent Morocco at the Oscars
The latest film by the Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch is chosen as Morocco's entry in the preliminary rounds for the Oscars best foreign Film for 2018.
A selection Committee chaired by writer and painter Mahi Binebine razzias to chose to represent Morocco because it meets the established criteria, of the ' Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ', reported the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM).
In an earlier interview with the American entertainment magazine Variety, said Ayouch that ' Raid ' is primarily focused on social issues, such as the difference between upper and lower classes and the freedom of expression, an issue that relates to all Moroccans, regardless of their social status. Furthermore, the film about the intolerance between social groups and "the rising tendency that causes one despises each other".
' Razzia ' was filmed in Ouarzazate, the Atlas mountains and Casablanca. The film is made up of five separate stories, one of which dates back to the year 1980 in the Atlas mountains. The remaining four storylines take place in the current Casablanca, reports Moroccoworldnews.