The Syndicate of Moroccan Playwrights and Film and Television Workers mourned the author, director and theater actor Abdelmoula Zayati, who died at the age of 69 after suffering from illness.The union said in a statement: “The late left a respectable artistic and theatrical asset, and he is considered one of those who accompanied the experience of establishing the cultural and artistic movement in Morocco since the first harbingers, especially the flourishing era of amateur theater.”
She added: “The deceased participated in a group of directors in many stations, works and festivals. He wrote many ceremonial texts. He worked in the Ministry of Youth and Sports as an important national framework, where he held and worked in many centers in this sector until he retired from the official job.”
Zayati was born in 1952 in the city of Larache in northern Morocco and participated in acting in a number of films, long and short, and some television works.
His theatrical works include: “Doctor Al-Hareour”, “The Hero and the City’s Dog”, “The Fall of the Masks”, “The Return of the Majzoub” and “Lixus and the Three Milehats”.
The late al-Zayati also published several collections of poetry, including the collection “The Princess of Cities”, which he wrote in love with the coastal city of Larache, his birthplace.
Al-Zayati was married to actress Asmaa Benzakour, with whom he has a daughter.