Juvenile inmates of the local prison of Khouribga on Tuesday afternoon were treated to an entertaining show punctuated by the screening of the Moroccan feature film “Basta” by Hassan Dahani as part of the 19th edition of the African Film Festival of Khouribga (FCAK).
This entertainment programme included songs and dances from the region followed by the screening of the film and to the delight of young prisoners who appreciated this initiative that has brightened the place of their incarceration.
In a statement to MAP, the director of the local prison of Khouribga, Bouazza Anaki, stressed that this initiative is part of the participatory approach adopted by the Prison Service and the rehabilitation of prisoners and also inserts itself in the opening of penitentiary institutions on all civil society activities to involve prisoners in all cultural, sporting, religious and entertainment events.
Through such actions, detainees do not feel rejected, he said, adding that the general delegation of the prison authorities and in the reintegration of the prisoners greets this kind of initiatives and encourages to multiply them more.
He, in the same breath, emphasised the importance of multiplying those actions that bring out the prisoners from their isolation and facilitate their reintegration into society.
And to specify that other shows and film ( “Les feuilles mortes” (Dead leaves) by Younes Reggab and “Petits bonheurs” (Small pleasures) by Mohamed Cherif Tribak) are scheduled to benefit women and adult inmates of the same prison.
Filmmakers, actors, critics and festival directors from different countries participating in FCAK visited the local prison of Khouribga for this initiative.