In Morocco, the 1970s represent the last period where social struggles and dreams of change were a reality. Also called the “Years of Lead”, it was the most fertile artistic and cultural period, the one that shaped the first generation of postcolonial Moroccan artists. A glimmer of the past against censorship and darkness.
Born in Berkane, Morocco, in 1963, Ali Essafi lives and works between Morocco and Brazil. After studying psychology at the University of Tours (France), he worked as an assistant director on several films. In 1997, he directed ”General, here we are”, and a year later, ”The Silence of the beet fields”.