Culture is future » Territorial attractiveness and social cohesion

03.25.2011

Always further - Ouarzazate

From Orson Welles to Ridley Scott including John Huston, many film directors chose the city of Ouarzazate as their movies’ setting. Aware of the potential asset constituted by this cultural industry for the development of the city and the region, the regional council of Souss Massa Drâa and the Moroccan Cinema centre created in 2008 the Ouarzazate Film Commission. Facilitating the shooting of movies in the region at production costs often 30 to 50% lower than in Europe and in the USA, the OFC actively participates in the renewal of the attractiveness and economic performance’s development of the city. Besides, the Ouarzazate Film Festival could contribute to the reliving of African cinema.