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Film director Nasreddine Guenifi dies at age of 79

Algerian film director and photography director Nasreddine Guenifi, director of the movie “We Were Not Heroes,” died Monday at the age of 79, according to what was announced by the National Center for Cinema and Audiovisual.

Director and screenwriter, Nasreddine Guenifi was born in 1943 in the city of Constantine, where he joined the Kettania School in 1949 and later continued his education at the Algerian School of Fine Arts, after which he did postgraduate studies in cinema and audiovisual at the University of Paris 8.

The deceased also worked as a technician at the Algerian radio and television to continue after that documentary and novel directing, photography, script writing and even press drawing for the “Al-Moudjahid” weekly newspaper, in addition to documentaries and the publication of several short stories and a historical novel entitled “Ahmed Bey Al-Jazaery” in 2009. He also participated in writing many short films and documentaries.

As a director of photography, the deceased worked with major Algerian directors in his busy film career, in addition to directing his prominent feature film “We Were Not Heroes” (2017).

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