Hakim Belabbes

“Little Money, Much Will in Creativity”

Hakim Belabbes is an award winning Moroccan American independent filmmaker. His film Sweat Rain was premiered at IFFR. Hakim created The Sahara Lab Initiative which he currently runs with partners Don Smith and Hammadi Gueroum.

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