MOKHTAR

Muhr Arab Short
Canada / 2010 / Tachelhit dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / HDCam / 16 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Short /Second Prize: Halima Ouardiri (Director)

Synopsis

<B>Based on a true story, Mokhtar recounts the tale of a young boy who lives with his family of goatherds in a remote, Moroccan village. One day, the boy finds a fallen owl and decides to keep it, despite the fact that the owl is considered a bad omen. Mokhtar's new pet becomes a symbol of rebellion against his family and an icon of his fledgling independence. Kinship, religion and spirituality are all confronted in this film that celebrates inner and outer strength.</B>

Genre

Drama, Family

Cast & Credits

Violence 15+

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