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Abdellah TaïA

No Child Deserves to Be Left Behind

George Heymont | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new films making the festival circuit offer dark, yet refreshingly blunt insights into teens who rise above their situations in order to redefine their lives. Each offers a candid perspective on reality that would easily scare off studio executives hungry for a commercial success.

'There's A Place For Gays In Islam,' Says Moroccan Filmmaker

www.theatlantic.com | Jon Frosch | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

Morocco's only openly gay filmmaker discusses the inspirations behind Salvation Army and his home country's changing attitudes toward homosexuality....

First Moroccan To Publicly Come Out Is Set To Make History Once Again

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

MILAN -- Writer and director Abdellah Taia believes he has given Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film `'Salvation Army." Taia alre...

Writer Taia Challenges Homosexual Taboo In Morocco

Yahoo! News | Omar Brouksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Novelist Abdellah Taia, who has won acclaim in France and readers abroad, has challenged a taboo in his native Morocco and won't back down: he is the ...