Simone Bitton

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Simone Bitton
Born1955 (age 62–63)
OccupationDirector, Producer, Writer

Simone Bitton (born 1955) is a French-Morrocan documentary filmmaker. Her films have been nominated for or won the César Award, the Marseille Festival of Documentary Film Award, and the Sundance Film Festival, Special Jury Prize (for Mur).

Personal life[edit]

Bitton was born the daughter of a Jewish jeweller in Morocco. Her family moved to Jerusalem in 1966 and she describes herself as an "Arab Jew".[1] After settling in France, now her primary residence, she graduated from the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in 1981.[2][3]



  1. ^ Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine. Wall the movie. Retrieved on 2 July 2010
  2. ^ French Protest of Israeli Raid Reaches Wide Audience New York Times. 12 June 2010
  3. ^ WALL The Middle East Magazine. November 2004

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