Since 2006 Cinémathèque de Tanger has been offering films to the public rarely seen in Morocco. In the year 2001, the historic Cinema Rif (est. 1938) underwent a five year renovation to create Cinémathèque de Tanger.
Cinémathèque de Tanger is the ONLY art house cinema in NORTH AFRICA.
They work to:
• Promote world cinema in Morocco, and Moroccan cinema in the world
• Act as a platform for cross-cultural exchange and dialogue
• Create a film archive featuring documentary and experimental films and video art
• Host workshops and educational activities for children and filmmakers
Located in the Grand Socco, The Cinémathèque de Tanger’s mission is to develop film culture in Morocco.
It aims to provide Tangier’s public with quality programming that reflects the diversity of film production, without the hegemony of commercial movies released in Moroccan theaters.
Throughout it’s 10 year history of preserving and promoting the cinema of Morocco and the Arab world, Cinémathèque de Tanger has built an archive of both contemporary and classic Maghrebi and Arabic film and video. This collection is accessible on site at the Cinémathèque de Tanger, and also features in regularly programmed cycles, both inside and outside the Cinémathèque de Tanger’s walls.
a short video history of Cinémathèque de Tanger