Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Outrageous SNRT employees cry against cut salaries



There is something fishy in the halls of SNRT,states a CDT militant whose voice becomes horse today as thounsands of Outrageous SNRT employees stand right at the main entrance of Moroccan national television protesting agaisnt fiscal frauds believed to be practised in the heart of SNRT administration.

Just before several hours of the new year 2010;nearly one thounsand of SNRT employees stand hand in hand crying like hell because somebody has cut out , without mercy, half of their salaries.CDT has organised today's meeting as to protest against the slow and unsignificant behaviour of SNRT bureacrats.

Poeple are hurt of this happening especially they say ,thanks to this annual salary ,they take their kids away for fun and some entertainement .During the protest,some women burst into tears while others prefer to whistle using thier mouths just to show the successful solidarity of SNRT employees.SNRT has finally agreed to solve the problem by returning the usual and full salaries to its owners and promised not to repeat this error again.However, too many people prefer to create a commity to investigate on this fraud ,while others angrilly prefer to write a draft report to the king of Morocco begging his majesty to interfere for the sake and the interest of the employees.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Moroccan engineer Marches to Gaza from Rabat.



A Moroccan engineer has bravely boycotted Israeli training courses to be given at Sofrecom Maroc and Sofrecom Services in Rabat,the capital of Morocco. The engineer was immediately fired because he refused to work with zionists who slaughtered million of women and children in Gaza last year.

This case of this engineer is controvercial now in Morocco as the civil society is moving to cry out for the sake of practicing Moroccan law by this french firm named Sofrecom found in Agadal in Rabat.It could be another political crisis like the one of Aminato Hayder,a freelancer states.





The Freedom March has the participation of many noteworthy people, including author Alice Walker, Syrian actor and director Duraid Lahham, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, and French rap group MAP, amongst others.Amongst the participants is 84-year old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstien.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Morocco and Egypt will disappear from earth


Instead of activity, there is agony.According to ecological scientists, Morocco and Egypt among Arab countries will be soon disappearing from earth by flood water.The world is not willing to save millions of humanity.Cop 15 is plunged into political struggle between the strong and the weak. Deceptions grow greatly .Please; react to save our world .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mangala by Mahboob Khan


Mangala Al Badawiya,translated into Moroccan dialect by Ibrahim Sayah, was a popular movie loved by Moroccans right after in the independence .Many film makers were inspired by this woderful epic movie namely Mohammed Osfour,Ibrahim Sayah .


Mother India (Hindi: भारत माता, Urdu: بھارت ماتا) is a 1957 Bollywood film directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar. The film is a remake of Mehboob Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940).[1] The film was fifth Indo-Russian co-production, and was preceded by Pardesi (1957), also starring Nargis Dutt.[2] In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.[3] The film ranked #3 in the list of all-time box office hits.


The film was India's first submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1958, and was chosen as one of the five nominations for the category. The film came close to winning the award, but eventually lost to Frederico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria by a single vote




Mother India – The Cinema of Mehboob Khan
July 30, 2008 — shakila
Would it be true to say that the song sequence as a narrative convention of popular Indian cinema cannot be understood in terms of the conventions of the western, Hollywood dominant realist tradition? In Mehboob Khan’s Mother India released in 1957, I would say that this is a fact. Mehboob Khan’s mother India was one of the first films made in Technicolor in India and was nominated for an Oscar.

This article looks particularly at one of the song sequences “villagers don’t abandon the land of your birth, mother earth calls out to you with imploring hands” showing a complex cyclical experience of a village surviving on the brink of famine and floods and appears half way through the film. .

At its best, the song sequence is an integral part of the narrative and mise-en-scene of popular Indian film not merely a musical interruption of action.

“The songs in the India film are not mere musical interludes in an otherwise pedestrian film – at least not some of the best films. They are integral to telling the story in a fantastical and enchanting way. The songs express the inner world of a character – his or her identity, longings, dreams and dilemmas. Song Pictorisation* is the high point of Indian film and every film enthusiast has a galaxy of memories, an amalgam of image and song indelibly stained in their mind and hearts…” E. Johnson; Musical Movies Artrage No.19

The ‘conventional’ western view of Indian cinema can be seen in John Russell Taylor’s article on Satyajit Ray, “Ray is a great director (it is a prerogative of all great artists, to take us constantly by surprise – Ray is still a solitary figure, a unique talent in Indian Cinema… Background was highly literate and artistically sophisticated”. J R Taylor on Ray – Cinema a critical dictionary.

Although Taylor’s view of Indian cinema is considered to be outdated, critically, not may commercial Hindi films have been appreciated by non-South Asian audiences, despite the huge success of Hindi films at the box office in the UK.

Mehboob’s Mother India was a ground breaking film and can be seen as a departure from subjects being dealt within the Bombay film industry at the time. The film explored the relationship between farmers and their landlords. The storyline is very simple: an ordinary village life exploring the complexity and simplicity of such a life along with the communal pain and joy shared by all. The only outsider is the moneylender.

Mother India was shown in countries such as Spain, Greece, Egypt, and the Soviet Union and was extremely popular. In Spain, the film has been reported to run in the theatre for months: “This international dimension is revealing in terms of shared experiences of many societies in transition from peasant culture with their oral-folk tradition to industrial city based state and the anonymity of urban life. In Spain for example Mother India did good business in Andalusia where the power of the landlords over illiterate day labourers is similar to that portrayed in Mehboob’s masterpiece.” E. Johnson Artrage No.19

The story of Mother India is of Radha, the central character played by Nargis. She marries at a young age and is a peasant from a peasant community which is in constant debt and depends largely on the land. Her husband, played by Raj Kumar loses both arms in a farming accident and leaves the family in shame as he can no longer provide for them. Mehboob cleverly tackles the element of masculinity of man as head and provider for the family by showing the woman, Radha, who has to bear the shame and tries to sustain the dignity of the family as a whole. She is constantly in debt to the moneylender and faces a lifetime of hardship and struggle against poverty.



The film itself is a flashback. In the opening sequence we see Radha as an old woman who is requested to open the irrigation ditch. We see a close-up of her aged and wrinkled face which is followed by a dissolve of her memories of her wedding day. In the sequence at the end of the film, we see Radha, as we go back to the opening shot of the film, Radha as an old woman/the mother of the village, lifting the barrier to the water through. As the water rushes out, it turns into blood that has been shed in her past and flows out to water the fields.

In the song “villagers don’t abandon the land of your birth, mother earth calls out to you with imploring hands”, the sequence expresses the central themes of the film:

1. The earth as the “mother” of its people – Radha’s appeal to the villagers not to abandon the flooded land. The village is seen as the foundation stone of Indian society at the climax of the sequence where the villagers form a map of India with the harvested millet and at its heart is a direct reference to the Congress party’s slogan of the period “the village is India”.

2. Radha in turn becomes the mother of the village and by extension a symbol of rural virtues – not just rural virtues but feminine virtues where women can be relied upon to sustain the family; the community and by extension the whole of society. Radha is the woman who struggles against all odds to keep the family together, enduring hardship and suffering while resisting the importuning of the moneylender. Radha herself pulls the plough when there is no Ox.

3. The internal time-scheme of the song sequence is very complex: dissolves are used to superimpose continuity in a sequence which shifts between the past and an idealised view of the past/present/future. One dissolve contains a transition from Radha pulling the plough guider helped by her infant sons to the roles reveres and we see Radha who guides the plough while her fully grown sons pull it. They are now able to support her and the point is made visually clear as they lift her up and carry her on their shoulders.

4. The recurring shots of a wheel suggests the cycle of the season, from the sowing of the seeds to reaping the harvest and the cycle of human life from childhood to old age. Dissolves are used to depict the progress in time, past and present as opposed to a cut which would signify a break in the progress of the characters and disturb the smooth transition achieved by using dissolves.

In the sequence we see Radha’s past life, her lost husband, the progress and development of her children and finally we come to the present: ““villagers don’t abandon the land of your birth….” Sung by Radha after the village has been destroyed by floods. In the song Radha begs the villagers to stay and work on the land. Radha cannot leave as she is certain her husband will return to her. The character of Radha is ‘Mother India’. She is the land and the harvest – she gives and finally takes life.

In the beginning of the sequence we see Radha feeding the children with some roots she had gathered, this dissolves to a field, flooded, and an early morning sky. She is approached by villagers to leave, but refuses. We see a cut to her face against a clear sky and is singled out. Here Mehboob uses dissolves to create a rhythm of visuals – we see Radha looking at the villagers, a superimposition of her head on the villagers leaving, her head is the sky – she is both the sky and the earth. At this point she is visually separated from the villagers. These shots of her clearly involve the symbolism of Soviet posters. This slowly dissolves to the villagers who turn back and she is surrounded by them, becoming a part of them and they work together to clear the land. Radha is at one and the same time the poorest and least significant member of the community and symbolically its leading figure.

There has been progress, the family has bought an Ox, so Radha does not need to push the plough – nevertheless she is there in the field, feeding her sons as they work and not eating herself, depicting motherly love and self-sacrifice. The villagers in unity plough the land, with fast and hard cutting we quickly move to the harvest time. Mehboob takes us to the wheel and a flashback. Again we see poster like images. Radha and Shamu (her husband) are together again, dissolves are used to set the rhythm, Radha holding the millet, becoming a symbol of fertility. Several shots of men and women in the fields holding axes and sickles, becoming moving posters – Mehboob takes us back to the wheel, back to the future, again we see poster like images, new relationships being formed.

The suggested ‘leadership’ of the village is Radha holding the millet backed by her sons with the villagers in the background and a dissolve to the map of India at Harvest time, with the millet in the middle of the map representing the heart of India. Here Mehboob’s political stand becomes clear that of a Congress Party supporter. Mehboob helped to propagate political ideology and the famous songs of the Congress Party “the village is India and India is the village”, which in the 1970’s was grotesquely echoed when “Indira” became India and India became “Indira”. Ironically Sunil Dutt who played Birju, one of Radha’s son’s also became a successful political with the Congress Party (and was also married to Nargis).

In the final dissolve to the village we see more circular motions. We finally come back to reality at the end of the sequence by the arrival of the moneylender, suggesting inevitable suffering and hardship.

Clearly Mehboob has portrayed and reinforced the status and ideological image of womanhood, fixing it within the tradition of the sub-continent: “a virtuous village woman who faces extreme hardship so that her family can survive in dignity. In the character of Radha we see strength, determination, devotion and virtue. Radha becomes a model of the mother figure for the entire village because of her courage and sense of honour. Mother India is also important for its portrayal of the tribulations of rural life”. Channel Four publicity for their Indian Cinema season in the 1980’s.

We see one of several shots suggesting unity, a unity of men and women, but only on the fields; of men and women walking parallel in the Mela (village fair). At the Mela we see more wheels. The Mela here represents collective and individual happiness and celebrations. In the Mela, Shamu and Radha are walking around with the children. Radha walks directly under a plough and Shamu walks ahead and stops to stroke a bull, signifying the loss and hardship to come.

In an extraordinary dissolve, a generation passes. Mehboob uses dissolves to move time forward. Radha is pulling the plough helped by her infant sons. We see the transition in time when Radha falls down and the children rise from the earth as adults lifting Radha up. The roles are reversed; she is no longer the provider and supporter. Mehboob uses music to suggest triumph – overcoming hardships. Again Mehboob uses dissolves to suggest the shift in seasons and the continuity/solidness in the relationships. Through a series of dissolves, the sequence capitalises on the wheel as a symbol of time.

*The concept of pictorisation – 1) not an interruption of action, it compliments the action 2) can provide an emotional gloss on the narrative, a subjective point of view, which cannot be contained within the narrative

This article first appeared as an essay in 1987 as part of Film and Video degree at LCP – Essay year 1 – Term 2: “analyse the relation between cinematic (mise-en-scene, editing, lighting, framing etc) and meaning in a sequence from a film of your choice”.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Xenophobia in 2012,a movie by Roland Emmerich



Hollywood is not producing intelligent cinema .That is for sure.2012 is an American movie directed by Roland Emmerich that talks about the end of the world through collapsing buildings, jumping flaming cars, planes falling down and huge waves destroying Titanic like ships .Surely, the acting was not at all convincing but to tell you the truth the images made by soft wares are tremendously brilliant.

2012 starts its first scene somewhere in India .Earth is confirmed to be soon destroyed and this news is announced by some Indian and American geologists .Hollywood knows the reason why to involve into India, may be 2012 producer is afraid of Bollywood to remake much better movie than his .Yes, it is true that 2012 is meant only to entertain us, but please start to entertain us intelligently.

Arab Cinemagoers become aware of bad movies such as the one we are talking about and may soon there will a major boycott of Hollywood movies , because simply Hollywood is racist;anti Arab,anti women,anti humanity but pro Jewish who like The independent days movie find the last solution to kill the bad guys and you know who are the bad guys.

Please, look at this poetic image of the Hero standing up in the middle of the poster facing a huge wave to come.Well, Jewish producers remind us of The Ten commandments ‘ the beloved Moses splitting the sea via the Almighty power. But what strikes me most is that “2012 humanity” includes only Americans some Asian People and European Union, however third world people are totally ignored .Is 2012 trying to convey to us that third world people are persona non grata even during the end of the world and the apocalypse time or is it only a deliberately artistic error just to say that we people of the north are the ones who might survive?


Allal El Alaoui

P.S : I am not anti -jews but i am with objective and lucid ideas

Friday, December 04, 2009

Filming anthropoligical Oulad Amrane in Doukkala.





Evey Moroccan is a Doukkali or somehow runs in his or her blood some Doukkali typical characteristics.Doukkala-Abda is in the centre of Morocco and is a land known of its fertility like a beautiful Greek Goddess, otherwise like Shiva the merciful Indian Goddess whose hands are bound to give for the sake of some live species called the human beings.

No doubt Doukkala-Abda has been a sacred place for writers,adventures,peasants and course anthropoligists .Doukkala is named proudly the mouth of Morocco because, being a fertile land ,has managed to feed millions of Morocans.This fact urges Malika Hatim,a SNRT journalist,dig into the deep roots of doukkala in order to introduce through the image, fertility via a typical wedding from a “Douwar”, a small village called Oulad Amrane (in arabic : - اولاد عمران,- situated on your way to Youssoufia,neighborned majestically by some honorable irrigation zone tribes belonging to Al Jadida province namely Sidi Benour ,Laaraya, Laghndra ,Ouled Sbaita ,Sania Berreguig ,Gharbia ,Oualidia, Oulad Frej, Khmis Zemamra ….


Hatim has done her anthropological search about this little town because the irea is not only rich of its rituals and traditions ,but it is also illuminated and benidicted by its Sufi Sheik Mohammed Ben Taib Al Bouazzaoui whose disciple was Moulay Bouchaib Addoukkali, an honourable and spiritual Sufi himself well respected by Moroccans especiallly Doukkalis .


Doukkalis are beautiful people, harsh talking, but hard like their land and soft and fertile just like their women. They are known to have a solid stomach .They can proudly eat couscous after having devoured extra food referring to a Moroccan saying ”Doukka Wakkala fisma Rekkala “ .Globalisation has not affected them too much apart from some catgets referring to PCs,mobiles and sattelile dishes favouring only to listen to some typical Moroccan music naming forexample , belly dancers group called ِاChikhate,Dakka Haouzya,Dakka Kharboucha, Hasbaoui etc .,their style of wearing handsome “Djallabas”,”Ghandouras” or “Selhams” come from their resepcted Sheik ,Moulay Bouaazaoui; an elegant illuminator and smart leader .Unlike other Sheiks and Sufis who wore shabby clothes ,Moulay Bouaazzaoui put on nice clothes which has tremendous impact on simple peasants and fortunate doukkalis.By the way ,horses are lovable animals in this region.



SNRT ,with great devotion and light of intelligence, accepts to produce Malika ‘s project on Oulad Amrane.It is a story of a typical wedding in Doukkala gathering two young Doukkalis ,just met within spontaneity and later get married in a romantic way passing through magnificent rituals using sacred elements like milk ,bread, Hannah, dates and sugar. These items are used in traditional weddings in order to chase evil from fertility.
Artistically speaking, the job how to transfer this story into the image is a job of Mohammed Ben Ramadane and his technical crew .Ben Ramadane is the director of this documentary-fiction project titled Alhawdaj which is a 52 minutes length.


Professionally speaking ,Mohammed Ben Ramadane was a truquiste editor , first recruited in SNRT ex - RTM in 1991 .Although he was primed by some Canada festival "LE PARTAGE DES EAUX" working with MAJID RECHICH ,he was obliged to go to Dubai television holding, because that time in Morocco, national television was governed by police .Freedom of speech was restricted and was not too much respected.Some technicians criticise this choice of Ben Ramdane, although he has the charisma of a smart metteur en scène, besides he has an interesting cultural background, the fact he has realized too many artistic programmes either locally or intenrantionally,others like myself praise this choice because they see in Mohammed the right guy to fulfil the artistic mission because simply it is a matter of trust and intuition . Good Luck.

Allal El Alaoui

Alhawdaj crew

Director : Mohammed Ben ramdane.
Writer : Malika Hatim.
First assistant-director : Allal El Alaoui.
Second assistant –director : Said Laaroussi
First cameraman : Abdessalem El Mansourri
Cameraman: Said Sriti.
Sound technician : Aziz Laamrichi.
Production executive : Rashid Mhani
Salah Eddine
Production designer : Dahman
Dirctor of Photogarphy : Mohammed Belmiloudi
Co-ordination : Tehami Sertali
Production : SNRT



الاسم بالاتينية اسم المدينة أو الجماعة عدد السكان (إحصاء 2004)
El Jadida الجديدة
144.440
Moulay Abdallah مولاي عبد الله
45.780
Sidi Bennour سيدي بنور
39.593
Azemmour ازمور
36.722
Haouzia حوزية
34.607
Laghnadra الغنادرة
32.091
Bouhmame بو حمام
30.540
Saniat Berguig سانية بركيك
30.286
Chtouka شتوكة
28.939
Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouche سيدي علي بنحمدوش
28.685
Oulad Hacine أولاد حسين
27.475
Mettouh متوح
25.587
Oulad Sbaita أولاد سبايتة
24.967
Sidi Ismail سيدي إسماعيل
24.569
Lgharbia الغربية
23.074
Oulad Ghanem ولاد غانم
22.342
Oulad Aïssa ولاد عيسى
21.779
Oulad Rahmoune
La ville constitue un centre urbain pour les communes avoisinantes de LAGHNADRA ,Ouled Sbaita ,Sania Berreguig ,Gharbia ,Oualidia ...

Shabka of Morocco

Un pour tous et tous pour un, telle est la devise des Shabkeur .Rien ne les arrêtent. Ils nous reviennent en force cette fois si en compagnie de l'une des voix élites marocaines (MERYEM BELMIR) dans un morceau intitulé "9essat Denya" .Cette chanson au rythme oriental et nostalgique met en propos un contenue directe et authentique. <9essat Denya> nous parle des différents milieux sociaux, les contraintes que vivent chaque personnes au sein de notre communauté. Ce single nous révèle le paradoxe qui envahi notre monde ou tout est antipathique : prospérité et misère. En écoutant « 9esat Denya » vous remarquerai que nos 5 jeunes hommes aussi minutieux qu’ils sont ne baissent pas les bras devant ces intolérances ne serai-ce que pour l’espoir de changer pour le mieux. Ecoutez et savourer ce single inédit qui s’aura réveillé en vous l’estime envers la vie. La sortie du clip du nouveau tube est prévue en début 2010 Inchallah. SHABKA, ce groupe formé de cinq membres a su séduire un large public et cela depuis leur début en l’an 2000.Avec un travail successive et acharné, ils affirment leur mérites. En exclusivité les SHABKA’S surgissent leur talent afin d’émettre une vibration d’extase. Manager du groupe SHABKA Otmane +212 6 61 30 82 93 www.shabka-fes.com communiqué de press-SHABKA



Monday, November 30, 2009

The last word belongs to Mehdi Ben Barka.


France and Morocco are responsible of kidnapping Mehdi Ben Barka.The fifth republic of France is explicitly responsible of rendering Morocco as it has become today. Too many poors, too many debts, injustice everywhere and infrastructure of Morocco is considerably fragile. Today, Morocco has no political opposition at all apart from independent press which is ferociously attacked by the authority.

Mehdi Ben Barka was kidnapped in France in 29th of October 1965 in Paris. Too many countries are involved of this shameful killing namely Israel, The United States of America, France and obviously Morocco. Mehdi was about to organise the three continents summit called Ospaal which is an organization of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa & Latin America .The meeting was about to be scheduled in Cuba .Those countries involved of kidnapping Mehdi were too much worried about the happening of the Ospaal summit because they know that the conception of colonizing poor countries are about to vanish.

The family of Mehdi Ben Barka, Moroccan people and the free world are still waiting to know the truth. CIA, Mossad and DST are still hiding secret documents about this political slaughter of this third world leader knowing that local and international political parties are using Omertà law about this affair. Ben barka was called proudly Mister President and the dynamo of Morcco,because he not only presided the party of independence and later it had become Union of popular and social party ,but he has also political visions to avoid third world countries from injustice ,colonization and dictatorship.

Allal El Alaoui


Thursday, October 22, 2009

International Film Festival for women in Salé" Third version"


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At last, women of image lovers whose passion of cinema is great ,can eventually see themselves in Salé , a popular town preparing itself to be cosmopolitan in 2020 close to Rabat .The Rbaties and Slawies say that Abou Regreg Association should not have taken charge of this film festival as far as the organization is concerned because as it is believed that it can not make it nor has any reasonable means to do so ,but things get upside down in this Sherifian territory known as Morocco .

From the first sight of this organisation , this film festival seems to be missing a lot that is to say and simply speaking cinema-goers can not be found nor they would go to watch movies .So ,why? It is a question that the team of Abu Regreg organisers should answer as soon as possible either through writing,emailing or image .In fact; what happens to media holders or press reponsibles who can not seduce respectable cinema lovers to attend beautiful soirée of cinema - theatres in Salé which are unfortunately empty and deserted ?


The Association of Abu regreg has cinephiles and that is for sure ,yet its will to succeed in organizing women's film festival seems to be more impossible .So many film critic and journalists state that this third oraganisation is more amateurish than professional,besides The team of Abu Regreg does not have that taste to call people of cinema in order to beautify the bad deeds that have been made by the team named above who is totally derailed to have the minimum to sucesss such as having logistic and means to organise film festival for women .


Last time, a Syrian director can not get his award gotten out of the second term, has made an appeal agaisnt the team of Abu Regreg association spearhead by its manager,Abdelatif Assadi ,an incridible cinema "non-lover" .







Friday, October 16, 2009

Three Moroccan journalists prisoned for eighteen months





Justice in Morocco condemned three Moroccan journalists eighteen months prison because according to the judicial police ,these journalists have "published" false information on the health of Moroccan king.National public opinion are really surprised of the severe sentence given to the three journalist who work in Al Michâal, an independent newspaper in Morocco.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Free Moroccan Human Right Activist Chakib El Khayari


Nom :
Free Moroccan Human Right Activist Chakib El Khayari - الحرية لشكيب الخياري
Catégorie :
Intérêts communs - Événements actuels
Description :
The sentencing today of the human rights activist Chekib el-Khayari to three years in prison is a stark reminder of Morocco's tenuous and uneven progress on human rights, Human Rights Watch said. El-Khayari, who had criticized public officials for alleged complicity in drug-trafficking, was convicted of "gravely insulting state institutions," and of minor violations of regulations governing foreign bank accounts and currency.

more info: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/06/24/morocco-narco-traffic-whistleblower-unfairly-sentenced

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قالت هيومن رايتس ووتش أن الحُكم بثلاث سنين الصادر اليوم في حق الناشط الحقوقي شكيب الخياري يعتبر تذكيراً قوياً بتقدم المغرب غير الحثيث والمتقلب بمجال حقوق الإنسان. وقد أدين الخياري - الذي انتقد مسؤولين حكوميين جراء مزاعم بتواطئهم في الإتجار في المخدرات - بتهمة "إهانة هيئات منظمة [مؤسسات الدولة]" وجراء مخالفات صغيرة للأنظمة الحاكمة للحسابات البنكية والعملات الأجنبية.

http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/06/24-2


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Ce jeune militant des droits de l’homme a été condamné à 3 ans de prison pour avoir dénoncé les liens qui existent entre certains hauts responsables et les trafiquants de drogue dans la région du Rif. On l’a accusé de porter atteinte à un corps constitué.

Il est incarcéré depuis février 2009 dans l’attente d’être jugé pour avoir notamment déclaré que "des personnes seraient impliquées dans un réseau de trafic de drogue et dont certaines ont pu accéder à des postes importants au sein d'institutions de l'Etat", selon le ministère de l'Intérieur. Un autre prétexte avancé par les autorités serait "son implication présumée dans la perception d'une contrepartie pécuniaire en vue de concentrer sa campagne médiatique contre les trafiquants de drogue de Nador."

Ce militant des droits de l’homme n’a rien dit de plus que ce qu’on peut voir sur le reportage « d’enquête exclusive » (qui se trouve en bas de cette page). On peut voir effectivement, sous l’œil des caméras, que les trafiquants de drogue sévissent en toute impunité.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Witty Cameraman called Abdessalem El Manssouri leaving SNRT.


Everybody knows Abdessalem El Manssouri in media in Morocco. a nice guy of vivid imagination of taking pictures either in Tele- films , movies or even cultural programmes.Abdessalem is born in Rabat a place called Twarga where he had his chance to work as a trainee at the palace of former king Hassan second .

Being a professional, Abdessalem believes in dialog either with producers; directors or else .He really gives you the impression that you are working with a precise guy who you can not play with .Abdessalem is talkative all the time and even during filming but he never misses the takes you want. He is a very working hard cameraman .One of things that he impresses me is that he gives you nice pictures of digital camera with nice composition and framing . Abdessalem El Manssouri is leaving SNRT soon because of his age, I mean he is retiring, but who will replace this cameraman of great humour, wit and imagination?

Allal El Alaoui

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Public opinion's full support of Hirane, Chahtane and Mhamid.


Three Moroccan journalists of Al Michaal,an independent newspaper in Morocco are going to go through judicial hard questions in Rabat on the first of October 2009.Driss Chahtane;Mustapha Hirane and Rashid Mhamid are journalists accused to have published false information on the health of Moroccan king, Mohammed 6.

Because Al Michaal is a respected newspaper to mainstream in Morocco, local and international public opinion are waiting impatiently the coming day of October when Rabat Tribunal is listening to these three journalists. Too many local freedom of speech fighters are supporting the journalists mentioned above meanwhile, people of Morocco are shocked to know that that the majority of political parties are silenced.


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Said Naciri‘s floppy sit-comes scorned by Moroccan Tv audience.






Whenever Ramadan comes, sitcoms, sketches and tele-films invade Moroccan television. Moroccan public are unfortunately disgusted and fed up by these programmes which seem to be floppy and shallow ,and yet they are eternal to be imposed to the imagination of TV-goers especially during Ramadan. Some journalists confirm that those who spearhead publicity are the ones to blame because they impose their preferred artists, others suggest that there must be structural and serious change to the produced programmes scheduled especially at 2 M.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Hamlet of Morocco is dead.


Mohammed Said Afifi playing Othello
بمزيد من الحزن والاسى تلقينا نبأ وفاة محمد سعيد
عفيفي

وبدورنا نتوجه الى عائلة الفقيد واحبائه بالتعازي على فراقه وسائلين المولى عزوجل ان يمن عليهم بالصبر والسلوان

وان يتغمد الفقيد بواسع رحمته

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

Friday, September 04, 2009

Waiting for Mogador by Taib Sadiki.



Waiting for Taib Sadiki to come back on stage seems to be like talking about the ghost of Godot himself to come again . Waiting for Godot is a powerful play written by Samuel Beckett, very known to theatre-goers. Theatre in Morocco is in pain not because Taib has become old crying through mainstream to build up his independent 3000 squared theatre called Mogador, situated in a handsome place in Casablanca, but because nowadays theatre in Morocco produces only mediocrity and rubbish ness.



During the sixties, there had been some attempts to create a serious theatre encouraged by enthusiastic and independent Moroccan government. .Mohammed Afifi played Hamlet and some Molière plays had been translated to Moroccan dialect .Names emerged in the mainstream like El Arabi Doughmi ;Touria Jebrane,Taib El Alej and mentioning of course Abdelkrim Berrechid ;Kenfaoui and Taib Sadiki ,unforgettable play writers. Now a contemporary theatre school exists in Rabat for the first time, unfortunately theatre remains marginalised and tabooed.



Some scholars try to pay homage to Taib Sadiki referring only to fulfil his dream which is to build up that independent theatre, Mogador .No doubt Taib’s voice is well heard through Moroccan civil society, but still our man can not complete his project. Sadiki has also influence in the Arab world, France and even Israel whose president was once invited to Taib Sadiki’s Casablanca home, but still Mogador remains unfulfilled, a damned artistic project overthrown in a cold place somewhere in Ghandi Street. Taib is aware of The Globe , a Shakespearean theatre built up recently in London .if you happen to visit Taib’s Mogador, you will see an open to sky arena,a Greek designed semi stage digged modestly by modest hands and surrounded by old wardrobes and shabby ateliers decorated of Said Sadiki portraits just to memorise a brother who was one a poet and a close cultural reference to Taib Sadiki.

Allal El Alaoui

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What Hollywood depicts The Arabs on movies is a stupid cliché

في الأفلام والتلفاز يرتبط العربي إما بالفسق أو الغدر والخديعة المتعطشة للدم.ويظهر منحلا , ذا طاقة جنسية مفرطة,قديرا,دون شك,علي المكيدة البارعة المراوغة ,لكنه جوهريا, سادي, خؤون , منحط , تاجر رقيق ,راكب جمال ,صراف ,وغد ,متعدد الظلال : هده هي بعض الأدوار التقليدية في السينما . وكثيرا يري العربي القائد ) للصوص المغيرين و القراصنة , والعصاة " من سكان الأصليين " يزمجر في وجه البطل الغربي المأسور والفتاة الشقراء ) وكلاهما مفعم بالصحة والعافية , ( رجال سيقتلونكما , لكنهم – يحبون أن يسللوا أولا" , وينظر نظرة تنقط خبثا وشبقا فيما يتكلم : وهدا حط شائع من قدر ( شخصية ) شيخ فالنتينو . وفي أشرطة الأخبار, أو أشرطة الأخبار المصورة, يظهر العرب بأعداد ضخمة.لا فردية,لا خصائص أو تجارب شخصية .وتمثل معظم الصور الهيجان والبؤس الجماعيين , أو الإشارات والحركات اللاعقلانية ,( والشاذة حتى اليأس ,بالتالي ) و خلف هده الصور جميعا يتربص خطر الجهاد المهدد . والعاقبة: الخوف من أن المسلمين ( أو العرب ) سوف يحتلون العالم.
Orientalism by Edward Said

Saturday, July 25, 2009

SNRT pays Homage to Abdessalem Kachan


Arabic music is spread all over the world now .Thanks to Ray Music originally coming from Algeria and supported by a fervent military soldier ,a lieutenant who sympathizes with the cause of the damned and oppressed youth of North Africa.

Ever since music magnificently has existed in the world, Mediterranean people are really fascinated with it either in their death ceremonies or during happy moments.Arabs,mainly Zeriab has played a good role to spread music in Europe, which was the old world in the past.

Morocco is a popular kingdom whose people loves music very well .Moroccan classical music is a bourgeoisie genre created by Andalusia Arabs called Andalusia music whereas El Malhoun is written by bohemian and sofi poets.

No Doubt, Morocco artists are influenced by these kinds of waves including international flavour of Mozart and Wagner. Among Moroccan Maestro whose craft is very well known in MOROCCO is Abdessalem Khachan, a respected national composer and very loved by former king of Morocco Hassan Second. He is a descend man known of his great knowledge of music and its terminology.SNRT pays homage to this Maestro by calling major music composers and national artists.

Allal El Alaoui


Abdessalem Khachan




Saturday, July 11, 2009

Khalid Jamaï writes an open letter to The King Of Morocco for the sake of freedom of speech

Global Voices: The World is Talking, Are You Listening?





Khalid Jamaï has done it again. But this time he addresses the king of Morocco Mohammed the Sixth via an open letter .The main topic of his letter deals with coercive measures that are taken by the authorities against Moroccan journalists in the name of the king himself knowing that that nowadays journalists are brought to court and sentenced quickly without “taking” sometimes any considerable proofs .According to “Le Journal’ some Judges are taking orders via “ The Secret Telephone” That might come either directly from Moroccan home office or some higher places .

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

UN PRISONNIER EN TRANSIT.

Prisonnier Transit



SYNOPSIS FILM : MASJOUN TRANSIT


Ezze est un jeune réparateur de coffres-forts qui se trouve mêlé malgré lui à un problème qui l’entraîne en prison. Son affaire par la suite ne cesse de s’aggraver. Des événements inquiétants le secouent. Il va bientôt se poser la question de savoir s’il peut désormais s’en sortir ou pas. Il connaîtra un destin tragique à cause d’une simple erreur dont il n’a pas tenu compte.
Le message intrinsèque est qu’il n’existe pas d’erreur négligeable, parce que l’erreur ne cesse de grandir et de nous entraîner de plus en plus loin.


Titre du film : MASJOUN TRANSIT ( UN PRISONNIER EN TRANSIT)
Interpretation: AHMED EZZE – NOUR SHERIF – IMANE EL ASSI.
Réalisation : SANDRA NACHÂTE
Durée du film : 90 minutes .

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Moroccans invited to go to Mars via Nasa.



Moroccan immigrants are everywhere on earth but not on other Universal planets .Now that everybody has the right to sign in to go to Mars via Nasa. Moroccans are invited by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration to record their names for future "Spatial Hrig".We may log in to Nasa's Science laboratory rover in order to get familiar or close to strange creatures that we call Extra-Terrrestres.Yet, some artists dream to go to Mars only to sing about love, others like myself want to see the magnificence of Allah’s beauty which remains eternal and the third ones want to make movies in slow motion, genre Mars Style. Good Luck.

Allal El Alaoui


Spatial Hrig : Intelligent Immigration.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Azazil by Youssef Zeidan,a delicious novel for future cinema.



Youssef Zeidan is an Egyptian writer, whose faith is Islamic.But, he happens to write a great novel based on truthful events about Christianity and its orthodoxy. His novel called « Azazil » literary meaning the Devil, awarded internationally this year 2009, talks about an Egyptian priest who travels from his native land to Jerusalem and else where in order to meet other priests to talk about theology; Jesus and his birth as a man but not as a God .This work signed by Youssef Zeidan makes controversial debates in the church of the Orthodox in Egypt and also in Rome.


There are great movies based on novels that talk about the church still make hot controversy around the world namely “I love cinema”, “Davinci Code”; “Il Nome Della Rosa” and of course our interesting book “Azazil” which is a delicious book to devour, because Youssef Zeidan, within his highly poetic and beautiful style of writing, succeeds to seduce his reader not to put his book away.



Allal El Alaoui

Friday, June 05, 2009

Maalouma Ben Midah ; a sweet voice of Sahara.


There is a famous saying in Maghreb that says if you want to charm people of north-africa,you just bring them Maalouma Mint El Meydah in order to enchant them "Habibi Habeytou". In fact, this lady, having beautiful Saharian charm, can deeply move people to blissful moments.


Maalouma is a Mauritanian singer who becomes the first parliamentary lady releasing an album. She surely charms her fan with her sweet voice that has mysterious tone and intonation; the secret of this is her mixing up Ray music with Mauritanian folklore using all modern musical instruments.

Maalouma Mint El Meydah belongs to an African country called Mauritania which is is named after the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

Allal el Alaoui



Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Gran Torino, a stylish technique of film writing.



Gran Torino is another magical movie made by a great actor and filmmaker Clint Eatwood.Some critics say that this movie is about the new age of America, some say it is a cinema of Barrack of Obama; whereas others state it is a new genre of drama movies that is targeted to hit box office in the sates. I think this movie simply belongs to an intelligent cinema remarkably made by a master of filmmaking called Clint Eastwood.

It is true that we have missed to watch good films coming from the sates, although Gran Torino shifts to the genre of realistic films. The movie is a 2008 American drama film directed ,produced and starring by Clint Eastwood.Its story talks about a Korean veteran haunted by memories of the war conflict. “A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighbourhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighbourhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino.”


The leading role chosen by Clint Eastwood is Walt Kowalski who has a beautiful car called Gran Torino planned unfortunately to be stolen by Hmong neighbors and precisely by a shy Thao Vang Lor (Bee Vang). His feisty sister Sue (Ahney Her) succeeds to be a friend of Mr. Kowalski who in turn becomes nearly a member of Hmong .Lately in the movie, he heroically dies for them.

What strikes me most is the final scene when Mr. Kowalski prepares himself to revenge his neighbors. Technically speaking, Nick Schenk,the screenplay is intelligent to make us thought that Mr. Kowalski is going to revenge his neighbors by using all reversed techniques like for example asking his intimate barber to borrow him his razor and the locking up young thomg into Walt ‘s house to prevent him to do any tragic mistakes .All reveals a brilliant style o film writing. We have the impression that the protagonist is going to shed blood through an unpitiful armada ,but in fact, by our surprise and deceit Mr. Kowalski is killed and therefore this latter was preparing to die may be to get rid of horrible images of his past and also for his principles to die as a man.


Allal El Alaoui
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Remoune Treaty", the Reunion of Al Maghreb Al Kabeer in Oujda.



< We call it “Remoun Treaty» because it is symbolic and ideal may be to unite all Maghreb countries into one .Why Remoun? In fact, Ahmed Remoun is an artist of the ninetieth century who has lived in Oujda; a northern east town of Morocco whose borders are with Algeria. His grand -son, Abdelkader Remoun called proudly by Algerian intellectuals, Romaman, is still fighting in Italy for a better life that people of Maghreb Al kabeer should have and enjoy like all other countries. Primer things urgently scheduled to the people are democracy, justice and of course no more coercive governance.


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In 1896, Mhammed Remoune wrote a classic song, genre El Malhoun mingled with beautiful “Kwafi” verses called Kanouna.Already aired on SNRT ex-RTM in 1983,this song was praised by Moroccan and Algerian tv spectators.Some intellectuals just like our honorable fatima Mernissi asked media to redifuse this song in which Ahmed Remoun described magnificently the beauty of women .Eventually this song is about a man whose sacred heart falls in love with a woman who walks graciously in an Andalusia garden found may be in Oujda.

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Oujda was once thought to be the capital of Al Maghreb Al Kabeer by Moroccan and Algerian nationalists. Indeed this city has not stopped to deliver resistants, intellectuals and nationalists for both countries Morocco and Algeria. In fact,North-African people has not forgot the distinguished nationalists called Group of Oujda, born in Morocco naming for example Abdelhafid Boussouf, Houari Boumediène, Bouteflika and Ben Bella and more. They have not also forgot Abdelkerim Al Khattabi,the symbolic leader of resistance and “Al Haraka Al Watania” the national movement of Morocco spearhead by Allal El Fassi and Mehdi Ben Barka whose one of its dream is to see Al Maghreb AL Kabeer strong and united.

Allal El Alaoui


This Song Written in 1896 by Ahmed Remoun Describing Beautifully,A Woman

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

« Basta » with killing Mehdi Ben Barka.


Basta is an Italian word meaning literally enough. Yes, i have chosen this word in purpose to title my article, because this word was almost the last word uttered by this assassinated figure and also I feel deeply angry about the neo-killings of our charismatic leader ,Mehdi Ben Barka.Indeed I have written “Our” because simply this man belongs to people and exactly to Moroccan memory . He is so loved by simple people in Morocco that some macbethian politicos still want to ‘commit crimes’ against Mehdi for the benefit of ‘some elections’ that can not even refer to Ben Barka’s unfound “tomb” let alone serve this people.

Now that so many people know the truth, the fact that Mehdi Ben Barka remains ‘Monsieur Le President’ as he was called either by Fidel Castro, Mao tsi tong, de Gaulle or even by some Palestinian friends, other political figures in Morocco dare to profane Ben Barks’s tomb using all ugly words that exist in the Moroccan politics, hoping to get rid of this name which ironically becomes eternal in the breast of every Moroccan . So, please enough with buying and selling cheap political thoughts and enough with killing people whose epitaphs can not even be found.

Mehdi Ben Barka is a popular figure in the Moroccan politics and mysteriously becomes more popular in his death. Mehdi used to belong to a political party called ‘Hizb Al Istiklal’ which has become USFP; recently made concessions with former king of Morocco, Hassan the second, to govern Morocco (see alternance). Unfortunately this party has sent its people to interior exile .I believe it has killed this man twice by nailing into Moroccan politics Machiavelian phraseology called constipated mentality. Because Moroccan press has taken the place of nearly all political parties, I will not be surprised that these same parties might do again some ‘dirty works’ to gain “Popularity” which has disappeared from the dictionary of its “fighting”.
We will not be surprised again if Mehdi Ben Barka will be killed by Mossad, CIA or other secret services whereas his family and his Moroccan people can not even trace his epitaph just to read peaceful words upon his soul .


Allal El Alaoui

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The powerful image through Al Jazeera Channel.



A nation without memory is nothing. This is a heavy conscious thought that the people of Morocco and its government are always discussing it seriously .It is true that local journalists are in some extent feel free to use their pen to tackle touchy subjects that in older times namely during years of plumb these same journalists would think twice to write, however freedom of speech still remains an unaccomplished job that many are asking to fulfill its complete mechanism into a dynamic, awaking yet fragile country called Morocco.



Al Jazeera Channel has done it again .I mean another scoop. It is about a program called “Shahidun Ala Asser” animated by Ahmed Mansur that presents a political prisoner; Ahmed El Marzouki who has revealed to Al Jazeera viewers every detail with brilliant precision and description of hellish times that he has endured in Tazmamart; a secret prison in south-eastern Morocco at the Atlas Mountains. The program becomes very popular not only in Morocco but also in the Arab world, because it introduces people that are considered persona non grata, exilers and sometimes political opponents usually rejected by their regimes.



Ahmed El Marzouki, a special guest to “Shahidun Ala Asser”, has made controvecy in his country because he dares to tell the truth which is a will considered by his Tazmamart mates, an act of courage and honor. People of Morocco are deeply shocked by El Marzouki’s announcements and this makes civil society organize seminars, movies and debates to find a lost memory of a nation which is still looking for itself within tradition and modernism.



Allal El Alaoui

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sufism within music in Fes.


Dikher through the heart is the most exquisite and secretive way to communicate with Allah, dikher has eleven rules:

1- State of pure ritual obtained by ablution “ablution erases sin”
2- Fluffiness of praying of the two raka àt.
3- Orient oneself towards Qibla by positioning your body in a solitary place.
4- Pressing your position to the opposite one that you usually do for praying.
5- Asking Allah for forgiveness “ Astirghfirullaàh”
6- Reciting “Fatiha” one time, and Sourate Al –iklas three times.
7- Close your eyes, press your lips and tie up your tongue as if you eat it with true calmness. This act helps you to chase strange thoughts that come through your vision.
8- A spiritual act called “ Epitaph attachment “ ràbi-tatu-l-qabr- means the consideration of death : you see yourself dead, washed ,wrapped into shroud; once the death ceremony is about to finish, you see yourself taken upon a tomb ,your family and your friends are gone leaving you all alone ,then nothing can be in your side apart from your good deeds.
9- To link yourself into a spiritual direction “rà-bitatu –l – murshid” .In this act, the disciple directs his heart towards his master’s heart, and keeps his image into his consciousness, even though his master‘s absence.
10- Concentration of all body senses by orienting all your powerful perceptions to Allah
stating “you are my goal and your satisfaction is only what I ask”.
11-Waiting for the “eventual” effect called –ghaiba- “ecstatic fainting”.

For more details read “Anthology of Sufism” by Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch.


Sufism