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Morocco - Ouarzazate - Rquia Farres, 67, prepares tea in her kitchen. Rquia has been working in the cinema industry for the past 36 years. Now an old, frail woman about to leave her home to move in a retirement house, Farres has featured in more than 50 films and documentaries, mainly as an extra. Her latest appearance dates back to 10 years ago. “Being a background actor is very hard” she explains. “Depending on the movie, you have to run, fight, die, climb mountains... You work more than 10 hours per day to earn from 15 to 40 euros.”