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Zaina, Rider of the Atlas

Zaina, Rider of the Atlas

cast: Aziza Nadir, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian

year: 2004

colour: yes


director: Bourlem Guerdjou

runtime: 100

A 12-year-old girl travels across the Atlas mountains of North Africa, hoping one day to become a great horsewoman. When her mother dies, willful Zaina is at first reluctant to join her nomad father on his journey to Marrakech to take part in the famous Agdal horse race. Treking throught the mountains with the tribe thoroughbreds, father and daughter get to know each other better as he teaches her to ride.


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