Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Film director, Producer, Journalist, Screenwriter, Associate producer
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Media

Born in Abéché, Chad, in 1960.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroum studied cinema in Paris before turning to journalism. In 1994, he returned to film and directed the award-winning short, Maral Tanié..

Born in Abéché, Chad, in 1960, Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN studied film in Paris (at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français), then journalism in Bordeaux. After having worked several years for various local newspapers, he directed his first short film "Maria Tanié", in 1994. After two documentaries, including "Sotigui Kouyaté, un griot moderne", about of the famous actor from Burkina Faso, he made his first feature in 1999: "Bye-bye Africa", selected at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Best First Film award. He then made "Abouna (Our Father)" (Directors' Fortnight, Cannes 2002) and "Daratt, Dry Season" (Special Jury Prize, Venice 2006). In 2010, " A Screaming Man " won the Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival and was awarded the Robert Bresson Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2011, Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN was a member of the Official Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. "Grigris" (2013) is his fifth feature film. In 2016, he released "Hissein Habré, a Chadian tragedy", feature documentary, selected at Cannes 2016 (Special Screening).

Source: Cannes FilmFest 2016 (updated by Thierno I. Dia, octobre 2016)

Después de asistir al Conservatorio Libre de Cine Francés, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun estudió Periodismo en la IUT de Burdeos. Trabajó durante cinco años en la prensa regional y en una radio local como director de antena. En 1994 dirigió su primer corto, Maral Tanié. Dirigió Expectations (2008), el documental Kalala (2005) y el largo Bye Bye Africa (1999). Su película Abouna fue presentada en la Quincena de Realizadores de Cannes 2002. Ganó el Premio del Jurado del Festival de Venecia con Daratt.

Source: 11e Festival Cine Francés, Colombia


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