An Evening of Cinema

  • Date(s): Wednesday, May 25th 2005
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library


“Ali Zaoua”

a film by Nabil Ayouch

Ali, Kwita, Omar, and Boukber are a group of street urchins living on the hard streets of Casablanca. Their everyday lives are filled with violence, begging, and indifference. In order to survive they create a bond of friendship and family between then. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed at the beginning of the film by a blow to the head; his life taken by a single act of a rival gang. Ali`s friends decide not to report his death to the police, who would have the boy buried in a potter`s field. Instead they decide to give him a worthy burial, to bury Ali on the private island he so often dreamed of. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances.

Moroccan with English subtitles, 90 minutes.

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