Alyam, Alyam / Oh the Days!
Directed by Ahmed El Maanouni
The first Moroccan film to be selected at the Cannes Film Festival, Alyam, Alyam tells the story of Abdelwahad, the eldest son of eight children, who lives with his family in a small Moroccan village. He has bold dreams and a desire for a better future, and he wants to leave the village to work in France. The film reveals how his dreams become shattered, a story still relevant today.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
African Film Heritage Series
This special Wednesday evening series is courtesy of the African Film Heritage Project, a branch of Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation/World Cinema Project, which is dedicated to locating and preserving 50 classic African films, some thought lost and others thought beyond repair. We are pleased to show these films in conjunction with The Film Foundation’s 30th year anniversary.