MOROCCO by Nathaniel Connella

October 12, 2016

“Morocco” takes you on a journey beyond the obvious and into the heart and soul of this beautiful country.

From the souks and craftsmen of Marrakesh and Fes to the dunes of Merzouga and continuing on high into the Atlas mountains, see Morocco like you’ve never seen it before.

The film was shot over the course of a month.

Sony A7SII
Sony 24-70mm f4
Came Single TV 3-axis gimbal

Edited on Adobe Premiere CC

Directed by: Nathaniel Connella
Produced by: The Tipsy Gypsies thetipsygypsies.net
Filmed and edited by: Nathaniel Connella
Color Grade by: Terry Politis ixorvfx.com
Sound Mix by: Luis Rosario


Dhafer Youssef – Oud and Vocals

Moroccan Spirit – La Mamounia

Simo Lagnawi – Sandika

Anello Capuano / Bruno Assenmacher – Ay Jan / Alap Robab / Srang Srang Srang (Afghanistan)


Morocco (Listeni/məˈrɒk/;Berber: ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ Lmaɣrib; Arabic: المغرب‎‎ al-Maghrib), is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of four countries (withPortugal, Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎‎, meaning “The Western Kingdom”) and Al-Maghrib (Arabic: المغرب‎‎, meaning “The West”) are commonly used as alternate names.

Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its political capital is Rabat. The largest city isCasablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab,indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.

Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a guerrilla war with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991. Peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the Constitutional court.

Morocco’s predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Tamazight. Moroccan dialect, referred to as Darija, andFrench are also widely spoken. Morocco is an influential member of the Arab League and a part of the Union for the Mediterranean. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa



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