MY MAKHZEN & ME
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In the summer of 2011, Nadir Bouhmouch, a Moroccan student studying abroad returns to his home country and finds it in a state of turmoil. The uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt had spread to Morocco. Organised by a group of youth who call themselves the "February 20th Movement" after the day the protests began, people flooded the streets to demand change. But the Makhzen (the ruling elite) refuses to abandon it's grasp: violence, propaganda and a corrupt referendum are some of the cards in the Moroccan state's repressive playbook. This film investigates what gave birth to the revolt and the obstacles it encounters on it's struggle for freedom, democracy, human rights and an end to corruption and poverty.
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