Fatma Zohra Zamoum

  • Fatma Zohra Zamoum
Film director, Painter, Writer, Teacher, University lecturer, Screenwriter, Art historian
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv, Fine arts, Literature, History/society

Algerian and French nationalities.

Born in 1967 in Algeria, Fatma Zohra Zamoum is a director, producer and writer whose acclaimed short films include "The Ball of Wool" and first feature documentary "(Un)Lucky". She studied at l'Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and then obtained a diploma in filmmaking at the Sorbonne. She is based between Paris and Algiers where she divides her time between her two passions: painting and cinema.

Born in 19-12-1967 in Bordj-Ménaïel, Algeria, Fatma-Zohra Zamoum arrived in Paris in 1988. Since then, she has pursued painting, fiction and cinema. She writes and finances her own short films and currently teaches art history at Marne-la-Vallée University.
"Z'har" (2009) is her first feature film. She has previously directed four short films, as well as publishing a number of books and curating exhibitions.
Fatma Zohra Zamoun, Algerian director and writer, she wrote, amongst others, A tous ceux qui partent (novel, Ed. L'Harmattan, 1999), Comment j'ai fumé tous mes livres (novel, Editions La Chambre d'Echos, 2006, 14 euros), and essays on painting.

Azib Zamoum, a story about land), LM Docu-Fiction, Algeria (Scriptwriter, Director - 2014)
How Big is Your Love (Kedach Ethabni), Algeria/Morocco (Scriptwriter, Director - 2011)
Z'HAR / (UN)LUCKY, Algeria (Main Cast, Scriptwriter, Cinematographer, Director - 2009)
Sembène Ousmane, docker noir, feature doc (Scriptwriter, Director - 2009)
Pelote de laine (La), short (Scriptwriter, Director - 2005)
La maison de Roy Adzak (Director - 2004)
Un hommage en peinture (Director - 2004)
Le témoin, mémoire d'un cèdre (inachevé) (Scriptwriter, Director - 1996)
Leçon de choses (Director - 1996)
Photos de voyage (Director - 1995)
Et les flocons de neige (Director - 1993)


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