Kilikis…the Town of Owls
Director: Azlarade Alaoui
Duration: 97 min.
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
The Town of Owls is an isolated residential community situated in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is inhabited by families and guards of a secret political prison camp, which remained out of history for a long time until the early 1990s. Guards spend their long days back and forth between the secret prison and the village, through a suspension bridge built upon a deep valley that connects the village with the fortress prison. The story is about people from different places with dissimilar destinies, yet coalesced together by a common fate that makes them realize that the Town of Owls is, in fact, a titanic prison in which everyone, including guards and residents, is held as detainees.