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Festival International du Film de Marrakech

The closure of cinemas in the African continent in the recent past has been widely perceived as the end of an era; a closer look, however, reveals otherwise.


A roundtable discussion entitled “Cinema Audiences on the African Continent: Perspectives and Strategies” took place on December 5 within the context of the “Ateliers de l’Atlas”, bringing together Nour El Safoury, researcher and editor of the publication Mapping Cinema Audiences: Egypt (NAAS), Kaïs Zaïed (exhibitor, CinéMadart), and @Malek Ali Yahia (distributor, M. D. CINE), moderated by Rasha Salti.

The discussion included a Presentation by Nour El Safoury of the recently NAAS-published study Mapping Cinema Audiences: Egypt.