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The Mosque

The Mosque

A Feature film by Daoud Aoulad Syad

Produced by Chinguitty Films

Production year : 2010


    The Mosque tells the true story of what happened after the shooting of Moroccan director Daoud Aouled-Syad's previous film "Waiting for Pasolini" (En attendant Pasolini).
    To shoot "Waiting Pasolini", the filmmaker had had a set built in Zagora, a small village in southern Morocco. Once the shooting was over, the entire set got dismantled except for the mosque. Some inhabitants took over that mosque, turning it into their place of worship to the detriment of Moha who owns the land the mosque is on, and who therefore has not been able to cultivate it ever since. In this situation, Moha is left desperate and helpless as the survival of his family depends on the farming of that piece of land.
    The film, halfway between fiction and reality tells the story of Moha's struggle to get his land back, a struggle that raises theological questions and stirs up religious controversy within the community.


    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Chinguitty Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Axxon Films

    Foreign production company :

    Les Films du Sud

    Full credits (5)

    Screenwriter :

    Daoud Aoulad Syad

    Director of Photography :

    Thierry Lebigre

    Continuity supervisor :

    Natalie Perrey

    Foreign Producer :

    Daoud Aoulad Syad

    Sound Recordist :

    Jérôme Ayasse

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Morocco

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    FIFF - 2010

    FIFF (Belgium, 2010)


    Views of the Present

    San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2010

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 2010)


    Official Competition