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Who is Ahmed El-Maanouni?
Ahmed El-Maanouni: Ahmed El Maanouni is a screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer born in Casablanca. His films include one of the most emblematic title of Moroccan cinema ALYAM ALYAM, first Moroccan film to be selected in Cannes Film Festival and winner of the Grand Prize at the Mannheim film festival. He caught international attention when his film TRANCES was honored and presented by Martin Scorsese at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to inaugurate the World Cinema Foundation. His film BURNED HEARTS won the Grand Prize at the National Film festival and was awarded many international prizes. His documentary films consistently interrogate colonial history and its impact on Moroccan memory. He directs study groups and educational programs in Morocco and throughout the world. In 2007 he has been honored with the title of Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
- also known as Ahmed El Maanouni, Ahmed L. Maanduni
- born on (71 years ago) in Casablanca
- nationality: Morocco
- profession: Screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, film producer
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by Ian Aitken
One notable exception, Ahmed el-Maanouni«s The Days, the Days (1978) / Alyam! Alyam! blurs the distinction between fiction and documentary film to blast the effects of modern development and neo-colonial power in Morocco. In Algeria ...
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