Rahma Benhamou El Madani



French-Moroccan producer and director. Born in Algeria, into a Moroccan family. She grew up in the Bordeaux region from the age of 6. A graduate in language sciences, literature and cinema, Rahma El Madani signs her films under the name Rahma Benhamou El Madani. She created a production structure Plein Cadres in 1996. This is how she writes, directs, produces and often films several documentary films and short fictions herself. His latest musical documentary film Tagnawittude was released in theaters on June 6, 2012, in France and Algeria. He has done several international festivals, several musical screenings around the world and has had numerous articles in the Algerian, French, Moroccan and Arab press. Rahma B.E is completing a documentary film The Salt Pact in 2022, for many years she has been leading this project between France, Morocco and Algeria, this film follows her documentary On the Home Side released in 2003 co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, and broadcast on the Moroccan channel 2M. The salt pact is distributed by FFS (Factory Film Studio) and Plein Cadres Distribution In 2022, she is releasing a short fiction film Seule, incrée dans le sol, a free film adaptation of her first book Seule, incrée dans le sol published by the Editions Coelacanthe in 2016. In 2012, she participated in the book Maghreb cinemas and their audiences, Africultures, numbers 89-90, L'Harmattan, Paris, 340 pages, testifying about her work as a Franco-Maghreb filmmaker. In 2019 she released a 26-minute documentary Unis vers Kateb, on the A.C.T troupe directed by Kateb Yacine. She is working on a feature-length documentary Le Peuple on the adaptation of the play Mohamed Take your suitcase and extracts from the work of Kateb Yacine with young people from Bejaia and former members of Kateb Yacine's troupe. This project is co-produced with Les films du 22. She writes and develops her first feature-length fiction film Meilicheng, l'autre vie to talk about emigration and exile from a poetic and dreamlike point of view. In 2013 she filmed a pilot Belly dance in Belleville of this same project with Moussa Maaskri, Yubai Zhang and Qin Wei.

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