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Akram Herrak

location-pin Casablanca, Morocco

School: University Hassan II Casablanca

Expertise: books, poetry, TV, movies & entertainment

Akram Herrak

  • Film critic for High on Films, covering some of the world's largest film festivals including Venice, Toronto, Fantasia and SXSW
  • Blogger and film critic at Exhuming Cinema, a website dedicated to the classics of the 1940s and '50s, with a focus on film noir
  • Book critic for Independent Book Review
  • Former film critic/editor-in-chief at A Fistful of Film


Akram writes about film and literature from his home in Casablanca, Morocco. His articles about poetry for Reader's Digest combine his academic studies in English literature and culture with his general passion for poetry. In addition to Reader's Digest, Akram's work has appeared in High on Films, A Fistful of Film and Independent Book Review. He is also a photographer, a chess national master and a musician who sings in a couple of bands.


FLDM BA, English Language and Literature/Letters University Hassan II Casablanca MA, Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis


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