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Title:Whatever Lola wants
Editors:Ayouch, NabilISNI
Lebbos, Carmen
City of publisher:Casablanca
Publisher:Ali n' Productions
Geographic terms:United States
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Abstract:This film is part of the Africa in the Picture archive. Lola is a female postal worker that dreams of becoming an oriental dancer. After a friend encourages her to perform at a local restaurant, Lola captures the attentions of the handsome Zack. Lola follows after him, but is crushed to find that Zack is to marry someone of his family's choosing. Lola decides to turn all of her energy into making her dreams a reality and tracks down Ismahan, a reclusive dancing star that retired due to a scandal involving a mysterious lover. Although reluctant, Ismahan is persuaded into giving Lola lessons and a friendship blossoms as a result. In no time Lola becomes a professional level dancer and attracts the interest of Nasser Radi, a famous impresario. He takes her under his wing. During this time Lola discovers that Nasser was Ismahan's lover and that the two were kept apart because of social conventions but also because of their own pride. As Lola's career takes off, she manages to help reunite the two former lovers before returning to New York in order to take the art she loves to her fellow Americans. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]