Ali Essafi

Ali Essafi

Morocco

Biography

Born in Morocco, Ali Essafi studied psychology in France, then entered the world of filmmaking. His works as a director include GENERAL, HERE WE ARE, THE SILENCE OF THE BEET FIELDS, OUARZAZATE MOVIE and SHIKHAT’S BLUES which have been widely screened on the international circuit. Returning to he embarked on lengthy research on the north-African film & visual archives. These have been transformed into films and. His last film CROSSING THE SEVENTH GATE  was premiered at the Berlinale (Forum) in 2017.

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