Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality. As a college student, Abdellah moves to Geneva and while faced with the new possibilities of freedom, he grapples with the loss of his homeland. SALVATION ARMY, the directorial debut for Abdellah Taïa – an acclaimed Moroccan and Arab writer – is adapted from his novel of the same name. Taïa is the first writer of his descent to speak out openly about his homosexuality.

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  1. Wow, the name of the beloved "Salvation Army" that has been fighting on the front line for 150 years to help the worlds most needy people. To use the name of this great organization located in 130 nations for sales of any movie is so horrible. Everyone knows the name and this is just awful in my opinion. People in desperate need google Salvation Army. In a desperate situation and get a sales pitch and have to figure out how to locate them to get food because of this. Highly unlikely you'll be sued. Due to the topic they won't risk the controversy but you must have know that.

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