Known as the gate of the Sahara and the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate is the largest city in south-east Morocco. Made up of about 60,000 people, the city is located about 540 kilometres from the country’s capital, Rabat, and 205 kilometres from the city Marrakech. And that is how it became a centre for film production where films mentioned above were shot. The city has two studios for professional production of films – the CLA and Atlas. In 2010, King Mohamed VI launched project NOOR which is to provide Morocco and surrounding areas with solar energy.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 07, 2018 17:03 UTC