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Emmanuelle Démoris

Emmanuelle Démoris was born in 1965 in London. She lives in Paris. She studied literature and art history, then cinema at the FEMIS. She first worked in theater, as a director and as an actress (with Tadeusz Kantor). In 1997, she directed her first documentary film, Mémoires de pierre, and then, in 2010, Mafrouza, a polyphonic chronicle in five parts of a slum in Alexandria, produced by Jean Gruault, which won the Golden Leopard of the Cinéastes du Présent at Locarno in 2010 and was released in theaters in 2011.