Noida: “Let me take this wonderful opportunity to extend my heartiest congratulations to every one present here on the opening of film Ali Zaoua from Morocco as the first film of 15th Global Film Festival Noida 2022. The festival has been able to attract large number of films from all over World, whereas the purpose of the festival is to bring love, peace, and Unity through Cinema,” said Sandeep Marwah President of the festival in a jam-packed hall.
“It is our privilege to be part of this grand festival, being an opening film, it has added feather in the cap of cultural diplomacy. This is an award-winning film and I am sure all of you will love this cinema,” said Mehdi Boukourizia from Embassy of Morocco while lighting the lamp.
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets is a 2000 Moroccan crime drama film that tells the story of several homeless boys living in Casablanca. It was awarded in the 2000 Stockholm Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival and in the 2000 Amiens International Film Festival.
Ali Zaoua is a Moroccan film which reflects the pain of poverty, homelessness, child abuse and prostitution in Moroccan society. The film has been described as magical realism , in the sense of how the stark reality of the children’s lives interweaves with their rich fantasy life.
Said Hijri Councellor Embassy of Morocco, Dr. P.K.Rajput, Neha Singh Founder Friezeit Media also share their views on cinema. Later Sandeep Marwah presented all the dignities with the memento of the festival and an Award of Distinction to the Moroccan Film Ali Zaoua. The event was supported by Indo Morocco Film and Cultural Forum, International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry & AAFT University.