Morocco has submitted Asmae El Moudir’s The Mother Of All Lies as its candidate for Best International Film at the 96th Academy Awards.
The hybrid documentary, inspired by bread riots in El Moudir’s home city of Casablanca in 1981, world premiered at Cannes this year.
It went on to share the L’Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) prize for the Best Documentary with Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters, which is Tunisia’s entry this year.
El Moudir is a Paris and Rabat-based director, screenwriter and producer. She studied at La Fémis in Paris and holds a master’s degree in production from the Superior Institute of Information and Communication in Rabat.Read more on deadline.com