Nadir Bouhmouch on WorldStreams Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 2.22.2012 10:00-11:00 PM
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Born in Casablanca and raised in Rabat, Nadir Bouhmouch is a Moroccan activist and student double-majoring in Film and International Security/Conflict Resolution. As an international student at San Diego State University, he is president of the local chapter of Amnesty International, working to promote human rights and global justice. My Makhzen and Me is his first feature film.
In the summer of 2011, Nadir Bouhmouch returned to Morocco and found it in a state of turmoil. The uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt had spread to Morocco. Organized by a group of students called the February 20th movement through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a website called Mamfakinch; people were flooding the streets and demanding change. But the Makhzen (the ruling elite) refuses to abandon itís grasp. This film investigates what gave birth to the revolt and the obstacles it encounters in itís struggle for freedom, democracy, human rights and an end to corruption and poverty.
Visit My Makhzen and Me'swebsite to view the film.