Exterior view of Cinémathe que de Tanger, Tangier, 2011. Photo: Sarah Keller
After six tireless years of renovation, Cinémathèque de Tanger opened its doors in 2006, in the historic Cinema Rif, with the aim of offering to the public films rarely seen in Morocco, and preserving and promoting the cinema of Morocco and the Arab world. Cinémathèque presents diverse screenings—from short films to documentaries, artists’ videos to narrative features—both within its own walls and abroad, as traveling programs. In addition, it also features educational programs, workshops for all ages, artists’ talks, and residencies, and continuously expands on an archive that represents the collective memory and vitality of Moroccan cinema. Cinémathèque itself has become a cultural meeting point—a space of exchange and discovery in the heart of Tangier—for professionals, cinephiles and the public at large.