By :
Brahim Chkiri
Morocco, 2005
95 min
Sidi Mohamed Ouali was one of the 1700th century’s brightest scholars and one of the few to stand up against a good-for-nothing leader.
Sidi Mohamed Ouali was one of the greatest scholars of his time in the 17th century. Armed with knowledge and sheer conviction, the wise man changed the destiny of an entire region and saved its uneducated inhabitants from the misrule of a charlatan leader.  
Brahim Chikri started his filmmaking career after completing a PhD in sociology and the producer Nabil Ayouch – a veritable film industry unto himself - is the man behind a number of hugely successful Moroccan films, among them the multi-award winning Ali Zaoua Prince of the Streets.