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Morocco - Ouarzazate - Fatima Zahra el Hassani, 11, sits at her parent's house. Thanks to her  expressive eyes and beautiful features, Fatima Zahra el Hassani is one of the most sough-after young actors in Ouarzazate. Despite being only 11, she has already featured in several TV series such as Game of Thrones, Prison Break and King Tut, playing everything from the poor Afghan girl in American war movies to the young queen. Coming from a destitute family, el Hassani dreams of becoming a movie star. “I don't act as an extra anymore” she explains. “My mother allows me to skip school only for important roles.”