This flick can hardly be compared to the immortal CASABLANCA with Humphrey Bogart. That said, we did shoot it in Casablanca - not on Warner Studios back lot. Look at all that beautiful handset tile in the background! (And I'm sure that's what you were looking at) The dancer proves belly dancers don't have to have bellies. Most of them are trained from childhood to dance and, yes, some of them are slaves. Driving from Casablanca to our Marrakesh location we passed a slave train right next to the ribbon of road that was the only highway between the two cities. Arabs on camels in full regalia towing a flock of people behind them, tied together and walking - not riding. Our driver said they were on the way to the slave market in Marrakesh.
Photo excerpted from FLASHBACKS, the author's memoir. Check arthansl.com for more books, stills, film clips.