Ahmed El Maanouni, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Ahmed El Maanouni

film director

Date of Birth: 25-Nov-1944

Place of Birth: Casablanca, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director

Nationality: Morocco

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Ahmed El Maanouni

  • Ahmed El Maanouni (born in 1944) is a Moroccan screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer.
  • His films include Alyam Alyam (1978), the 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 Les Coeurs brûlés (2007) 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.

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