Moroccan media personality Nadia Larguet unveiled her newest creation, card game “1001 Questions about Morocco” centered around Kingdom trivia, created in collaboration with the Ministry of culture to promote Morocco’s rich heritage.
The game has eight categories, namely art and culture, cinema, geography, history, music, heritage and architecture, personalities, and sports.
With only 4.000 prints to be distributed to ministries and select public personalities, Larguet’s end goal is to create an application so that the game is accessible to a larger public, she said in an interview with MoroccoLatestNews.
Most of the game will be kept in cultural facilities so that many can discover the game at cultural celebrations.
When asked why only releasing such a project now, Larguet explained that this “painful” project that followed the death of her beloved husband and her dad, therefore extending the time she had to work on it as it required “vigilance and time to correct everything.”
The game is currently available in French, Arabic, and Tifinagh, and not English. However, Larguet believes that an ideal next step is to translate the game into both English and Spanish.
The game team is currently working on the creation of the game’s app, still in coordination with the Ministry of Culture.
“1001 Questions about Morocco” disposes of a variety of questions, questions that even Larguet didn’t know the answer to before its creation.
The media personality says that “to each their culture”, further emphasizing that the game comes as an entertaining yet very instructive creation to introduce the players to Morocco’s rich heritage and cultural history.
The status of “Standalien influencer”
Nadia, with a large following on socials mostly composed of media professionals, is known as a “Standalien Influencer”, a title that her late husband bestowed upon her as she only influences “the happy few”, in Nour-Edine Saïl’s words.
“Standalien” comes from admiring the writings of Stendhal, also known as Henri Beyle.
Always taking pride in her Moroccan-French identity, coming from a Moroccan dad and a French mom, Larguet always expresses her opinions freely, because, as she said “I’m as Moroccan as I am French.”
She had a long career in TV, as a producer and writer, yet didn’t stay away from the field despite resigning from her 2M channel job.
Larguet remains a very well-established Moroccan media personality, whose opinion and influence are undeniable.
The current educational reform
Amidst the current educational reform, Morocco has been progressively introducing English in schooling systems, in a move that was met with both appreciation and criticism.
Larguet believes that Moroccans should be given the chance to hear many languages, a mindset that her late husband Saïl held on to when at work at the 2M channel, allowing Moroccans to hear a variety of things on TV presented in their original language and not dubbed.
In her interview with MoroccoLatestNews, Larguet emphasized that English should go side by side with French, without a language disappearing in the shade of another.
The current state of Moroccan TV
Larguet said that “TV no longer serves its role”, with strong competition from digital media outlets, “Who watches TV anymore?”
Suggesting that many changes should be put in place, Larguet talked about the culture sectors and various recent initiatives such as “1001 Questions on Morocco”, telling MoroccoLatestNews that “the budget for culture in Morocco should be raised.”
On how to further foster culture in a family context, especially in how to introduce it to the youth, Larguet believes that “parents should use their phones less, to encourage their kids to talk more.”