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Ahmed Bouanani
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Ahmed Bouanani

Filmmaker, artist, and writer, Ahmed Bouanani (1938-2011, Morocco) studied at IDHEC and participated in the foundation of the collective Sigma 3 (With Tazi and Hamid Benani.) In the mid-sixties he made several short films including Tarfaya, The March of a Poet (1966), 6 ou 12 (1986), and Memoir 14 (1971). From 1970 onwards he worked as an editor and writer on several Moroccan films, including the first feature of Benani, Traces (1970). His first feature film, Le Mirage, was released in 1979. He published several volumes of poetry and wrote the screenplays for the first two features of filmmaker Daoud Aoulad Syad, with whom he published a book of poems and photographs, Territories de L’Instant (2000). His novel L’Hôpital was published by Al Kalam, republished Verdier, France in (2012), by DK editions (2013), also in Arabic (2016) and soon to be translated into English by New directions. Ahmed Bouanani died in 2011.