Collective residences

EL KHEYER ZIDANI ((ON LINE)

From Monday, 26 October 2020 to Friday, 6 November 2020

EL KHEYER ZIDANI ((ON LINE)
Scrip writer and Director
Algeria

Bio

El kheyer Zidani is a director and producer born in Algeria. He has already Directed and produced several short films: Ma Vie, Amezgun Amaziy, Protest Camp, Nice Very Nice, Humana Participated in numerous international film festivals such as the Arab Film Festival of Rotterdam (2010) and Cinémed Montpellier 2018 and Vue d´Afrique Montreal 2018 ert International Documentary Film Festival “Aegean Docs” 2014 and 2018 Greece. Luxor African Film Festival 2018. He won several prizes: Jury Prize at the Luxor African Film Festival 2018 “short film competition” Jury Prize at the documentary film festival “Aegean Docs” 2018 and best short documentary at the Festival du short film by Kef, Tunisia 2019 and nominated for the African Movie Academy Awards.

Project

I am documentary script writer and director, I am working in my new project that will be feature documentary film and I am in stage of rewriting and developing this project. the project will be have same thematic about linguistics rights and as Algerian we have a native language “Amazigh or Berber” that we defended to be official language in Algeria with Arabic that is official language here, and as Algerian filmmaker I defend this native language by use it in my films and telling a stories about berber people that be 80% of Algeria population. In Faber residency it will be very good opportunity to re-writing and develop the project in same time to expose my work and proposals for the Amazigh language as thematic in this residency and how can you promote your language through art in general and films especially.

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