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Crossing the Seventh Gate

Obour al bab assabea

Directed by Ali Essafi
Morocco, 2017


Ali Essafi visited Bouanani three years before the latter’s death. The filmmaker, poet and novelist who also made drawings was leading a reclusive life in a remote village with his wife Naïma and many cats, living in the midst of huge piles of books and manuscripts.

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Crossing the Seventh Gate Directed by Ali Essafi