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Biography of Haroun MAHAMAT SALEH

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Born on 23/07/1961 (format : day/month/year)

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Mahamat Saleh Haroun  born July 23, 1961 and is an actor, scenarist and film directeur from Tchad. He was awarded the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010 for his film "Un homme qui crie n'est pas un ours qui danse".

Born at Abéché in Tchad, he studied the cinema in Paris and journalist studies in  Bordeaux. Having worked for various provincial newspapers in the French provinces, he made his first Short film MARAL TANIE in 1994.

In 1999, his film bye Bye Africa was shortlisted for the Mostra de Venise festival and he won the prize for the best film. After he was selected as the best of fifteen film directors for ABOUNA NOTRE PERE in 2002 and then DARAT, SAISON SECHE won the special jury prize in Venice in 2006.

At Cannes, in 2010, his film UN HOMME QUI CRIE is the first time he has had a film presented at Cannes.

Other films of his are : 2008 EXPECTATIONS, short filme (28 mn), 2005 KALALA documentary (52 mn), 2001 LETTER FROM NEW YORK CITY short film (13 mn), 1996 SOTIGUI KOUYATÉ, UN GRIOT MODERNE documentary (52 mn), 1996 GOÏ-GOÏ short film (15 mn)

Last update : 05/24/2010

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