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The Healer

Director: Mohamed Zineddine
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The film describes the cultural transformation in the Moroccan society because of poverty.
The film won four awards including Best Actress at the Malmo Arab Film Festival and the Jury Award at the Tangier National Film Festival.
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2018/ Morocco - Italy - Qatar 110 min/ Drama
Original Title
Mbarka (La Guérisseuse)
On the outskirts of Khouribga, a mining town exploiting phosphates, a 16-year old teenager, Abdou, is anxious to regain the gift of human dignity through learning how to read and write. His adoptive mother Mbarka, the neighborhood’s healer, protects her privileged status with ways that the laws of obscurantism allow her. Ch’Aayba, a 30-year old guy, uncontrollable and ferociously cynical, is an eccentric pickpocket. Suffering from a skin disease, Abdou convinces him to come see Mbarka in order to get treatment for it.
Ahmed Moustafid
Fatima Atif
Mehdi Laarroubi
Hanane Elkabani
Screenwriter: Olivier Bombarda
Mohamed Zineddaine
DOP: Luca Coassin
Editor: Devin Eric
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Production Company(ies)
Ouarzazate Films
Rachida Saadi
film festivals
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF), Jordan
film festivals Mostra de València - Cinema del Mediterrani, Spain
film festivals Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga (FCAK), Morocco
film festivals Tangier National Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
film awards
film awards Best Actress at the Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance, and Jury Award at the Tangier National Film Festival, Morocco