The Moroccan film “Annatto”, by Moroccan director Fatima Ali Boubakdi, was awarded in the Central African Republic as part of the festival “Bangui Makes a Cinemaha”, which aims to support young artists in Africa, promote professionalism in film professions and encourage communication between African professionals and people of African descent.
The Moroccan film was crowned with the “President of the Republic”, the festival’s Grand Prize in addition to the Jury Award, thereby enhancing the list of 11 crowns that he has received across the world, including four Grand Prizes.
“Annatto,” tells the story of a young mixed-race woman, originally from St. Louis, Her mother is Senegalese and her father is French, growing up in coexistence with two cultures, making her believe that identity is multiple and that acceptance of others is a form of self-fulfilment with the prevalence of the so-called “marriage of pleasure” at the time. s family “, which is accompanied to Morocco to find itself immersed in a new culture and life, confronted with his first wife and surroundings with culture and convictions that he defends in the fiercest way.
Through her work, the director Fatima Ali Boubakdi highlights African reality, coexistence on the continent and Morocco’s “love for its African roots”, addressing a story of coexistence with African components that seeks to ask cosmic questions.