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Ali Zaoua / Playtime presente ; une coproduction Playtime ... [and others] ; un scenario de Nathalie Saugeon, Nabil Ayouch ; producteurs delegues, Jean Cottin, Etienne Comar, Antoine Voituriez ; un film de Nabil Ayouch.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Series Information

Filmmovement ; v. 1, film 3 Mar. 2003.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch VID ALI DVD (Text) 34207001735290 DVDs-Adult Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC ALI (Text) 33946002297609 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 1402564589
  • ISBN: 9781402564581
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement ; [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Filmed in Morocco.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
DVD special features: Ali Zaoua trailer; biographies of director & actors; coming soon to film movement: Wiebke von Carolsfeld's "Marion Bridge"; this month's short film: "The architecture of reassurance" by Mike Mills.
For home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Associate director: Mohamed El Meziane.
Participant or Performer Note:
Mounim Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra, Said Taghmaoui, Amal Ayouch, Mohamed Majd, Hicham Ibrahimi, Khalil Essaadi, Abdessamad Tourab Seddam.
Summary, etc.:
Ali, Kwita, Omar, and Boubker are a group of street urchins living in the hard streets of Casablanca. In order to survive they create a bond of friendship and family between them. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed; 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. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated. The film portrays adult situations including some hard language and violence.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital.
Language Note:
In Arabic and French with English subtitles.
Subject: Street children > Morocco > Casablanca > Drama.
Casablanca (Morocco) > Social conditions > Drama.
DVD recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Feature films.
Foriegn films.

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