For three years, the photographer François Beaurain criss-crossed Morocco in search of the last cinemas. Often closed, sometimes destroyed, some still miraculously active, the artist invites us to discover 64 movie theaters from all periods and all styles. But this book is more than an inventory of heritage that is as exceptional as it is unknown. The author accompanies his photos with numerous testimonies and documents that bring life back to theaters that were once at the center of the social life of the cities of the Kingdom. Places openned to the world and modernity, cinemas played a special role in Morocco throughout the 20th century. At a time when the decline of cinemas is now global, this book is both a plea to save heritage but also an invitation to discover the history of this country from a new angle.
François Beaurain : Cinémas du Maroc, lumière sur les salles obscures
Editions La Croisée des Chemins
Item weight: 2.5 kg
Dimensions: 28 x 4 x 24 cm
Number of pages: 392
ISBN-10 : 9920753300
ISBN-13 : 978-9920753302