Mahamat Saleh Haroun
|Mahamat Saleh Haroun|
Haroun at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||1961 (age 54–55)
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Arabic: محمد الصالح هارون) (born 1961 in Abéché) is a film director from Chad who has lived in France since 1982. He made his first feature film, Bye Bye Africa, in 1999. His second feature, Abouna, won best cinematography award at FESPACO, while his third, Daratt, won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. The 2010 feature film A Screaming Man won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, making Haroun the first Chadian director to enter, as well as win, an award in the main Cannes competition.
In April 2011, it was announced that he would be a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. His 2013 film Grigris was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
- Bye Bye Africa (1999)
- Abouna (2002)
- Daratt (2006)
- Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (2008)
- A Screaming Man (2010)
- Grigris (2013)
- Kalala (2005)
- (French) Mahamat Saleh Haroun biography
- Chang, Justin (2010-05-23). "'Uncle Boonmee' wins Palme d'Or". Variety. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- "The Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes". Cannes. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
- "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
- "Abbas Kiarostami to preside over jury at Cannes film festival". PressTV. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- Mahamat Saleh Haroun at the Internet Movie Database
- BBC world service article
- World Socialist Web Site
- Alexandra Topping, Mahamat Saleh Haroun brings Chad to the world, and vice versa, through film, 25 February 2013, The Guardian
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