First Euro-Mediterannean Cinematography project to be implemented in Morocco
Morocco, Education, 11/22/2003
Moroccan communication minister, Nabil Benabdellah is expected Friday in Italy where he will sign an agreement with Italian officials to carry out the first Euro-Mediterannean Cinematography center that will be built in Ouarzazate (southern Morocco).
The Moroccan company "Dagham Film," Italy's Lazio region and "Cineccita" studios will be co-partners in the project that aims to train young Moroccans for cinema professions, the communication ministry announced.
The first thirty students who will study in the center will be selected by a jury and will train for a two-year period. They will be given courses on photography, direction, scenarios, scripts, sound and montage by six Italian teachers. Another group of 28 students will study costumes, lighting effects, hairdressing, makeup in addition to technical and administrative jobs.
The selected candidates will take Italian courses for three months and will receive a monthly scholarship.
Next week, president of the Italian region of Latium will go to Ouarzazate to attend the studios dedication.
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