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New Moroccan Drama 'Malak' Tackles Plight Of Single Mothers In A Traditional Society

Moroccan filmmaker Abdeslam Kelaï makes his feature film directorial debut with the drama Malak - a film that reportedly was the talk of the town in Tangier, when it screened at the last edition of Morocco's National Film Festival in February of this year, where it racked up major awards, including the Jury Prize, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress for its young star Chaimae Ben Acha. The socially-relevant film tackles the plight of single mothers in a very traditional society, which has apparently become something of a phenomenon to be addressed in the country. Malak tells the story of a teenage Moroccan girl who becomes pregnant and her attempts to find a...

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