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Ali Essafi

Born in Morocco, Ali Essafi pursued a documentary filmmaking career after studying psychology in France. 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 in international film circuits. After returning to Morocco, he embarked on a lengthy research on North-African film & visual archives leading to installations and new films as “Crossing the Seventh Gate” which premiered at the Berlinale, Forum, in 2017 as well as “Before the Dying of the Light” in 2020.