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Morocco: The African Hollywood


Many foreign films and TV Series have been shot in Morocco. Orson Welles filmed his Othello, which won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1955, Alfred Hitchcock directed The Man Who Knew Too Much set in Marrakech and Casablanca. Lately, Morocco has been the venue for the sets of some TV Series as HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland, BBC’s Atlantis or Canal + serie Kaboul kitchen.

Atlas Studios, In Ouarzazate (Morocco) is one of the largest movie studios in the world. Several historical movies were shot here, including Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel. It is known as the African Hollywood, and several belic movies has been shot in all parts of the country with the colaboration of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces. Some examples:

Green Zone (2010)

Home Of The Brave (2006)

Black Hawk Down (2001)

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