For me it is a great happiness and joy to attend this new edition of the Marrakesh Film Festival. This festival was launched in a tragic context in the aftermath of September 11th. His Majesty King Mohammed VI initiated the Marrakesh Film Festival though many were reserved about the launch date. He must be given his dues. Cinema has conquered the world; it is time to pull together. It can help us understand, respect, unite and perhaps simply love one another.