Posts Tagged ‘Marrakech’

Trump and Terrorism Loom Over Marrakech | The Atlantic

The Atlantic visits the Marrakech International Film Festival and reflects on Morocco’s movie legacy and self-identity: I was lucky to attend the Marrakech International Film Festival last week. Though only in its 15th year, it has quickly risen to prominence, in part thanks to the large number of films shot in Morocco over the years—from Orson Welles’s Othello all the way back in 1949 to Lawrence of Arabia, The Last ...

VIDEO: The Third Eye. A Blinding Moroccan Experience – A Timelapse Film | Vimeo

A beautiful timelapse film of Morocco: From the Jemaa el-Fnaa square buzzing with life and mystic mosque towers of Marrakech, to Berber stone villages lost somewhere in high Atlas and moon-like Anti-Atlas sights, along with the Sahara desert and Erg Chigaga dunes – this trip has helped us rediscover a lost, but very vibrant world, which in a sense hasn’t changed for thousands of years…[FULL STORY] The Third Eye. A ...

The Next Fun Home? Sundance to Develop Eight New Works in Morocco Next Year | Playbill

The Sundance Institute supporting theater in Morocco: The Sundance Institute has announced that it will significantly expand its cultural exchange program with a new initiative to support theatre-makers from the Middle East and North Africa. The annual Theatre Lab, previously held in Utah, will be held in Morocco in 2016, with equal representation from both the U.S. and Arabic­-speaking countries. The Institute will host a theatre lab in Marrakech in ...

Seven of the Best Farmstays Around the World | Bloomberg Business

A hotel near Marrakech makes the list of top Farmstays from around the world: [...] Fellah Hotel Tassoultante, Morocco Only 20 minutes by car from the chaos of Marrakech rests the tranquil Berber village of Tassoultante. Spread over 27 acres of cacti-covered slopes, the resort has 60 rooms, each with a view of the Atlas Mountains. It’s appropriately rustic, with décor that’s eco-chic-meets-Moroccan. An educational farm is on-site, and the Touco cafe serves ...

Marrakech is riding a renaissance, says GQ Magazine

Writing for GQ Magazine, Warren Jackson writes up the makings of a luxurious weekend away in Marrakech: After its independence from France in 1956, Morocco, and specifically the fourth largest of the historical Berber Empire’s Imperial Cities, Marrakech, took off as a hippie mecca for artists (Andy Warhol), Hollywood starlets (Rita Hayworth), film directors (Alfred Hitchcock shot scenes for The Man Who Knew Too Much here) and the musical jet-set ...
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