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Morocco’s Tangier International Film Festival kicks off

RABAT (Xinhua) -- The 9th Tangier International Film Festival kicks off on late Tuesday with the participation of some 40 short films and documentaries from around the world.

The Festival will screen some 27 short fiction films from dozens of countries including China, South Korea, Turkey, Lebanon, United States and Morocco.     

As for the documentary competition, China’s “the Tibetan Girl” will take part alongside 11 other documentaries.

The festival also screens a few other movies outside the official competition.

Chaired by Spanish director Jorge Dorado, the jury of this edition is composed of Egyptian actor/producer Khaled Abou Annaja, French producer Vanson Wong, Hungarian actor Daniel Horvath and Moroccan actress Nadia Alami.

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Togo-China film week kicks off, marking 44th anniversary of bilateral ties

LOME (Xinhua) -- The Togo-China film week kicked off here on Monday marking the 44th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, with about 40 Chinese films waiting to be screened to the Togolese people.

Chinese film “The Four Cupids” and Togolese short film “Rhum’ heure” were shown to launch the event.

“A very interesting initiative... A very good movie story with suspense,” Togolese film actor Dyann’k Djovakpo told Xinhua after watching “The Four Cupids.”

Kouelo Tsifoaka, Togolese movie production manager, said, “’The Four Cupids’ shows an interesting storyboard, good settings and characters.”

In his speech delivered at the launching ceremony, Liu Yuxi, the Chinese ambassador to Togo, said the film week will be an open window to enable Chinese and Togolese peoples to familiarize with each other and know more about each other’s culture.

Togolese Communication and Culture Minister Guy Madje Lorenzo welcomed the Togo-China film week.

“The cinema is an open door to the neighbor,” he said. 

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