My Lost Home / My Lost House / Ma Maison Perdue


Director: Kamal El-Mahouti
Country: France / Morocco
Year: 2001
Running Time: 19 min.
Language: French

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The filmmaker recounts his childhood memories in the wake of the destruction of the housing project in which he grew up. El-Mahouti explores the complexly intertwined in the histories of France and Morocco through the eyes of Moroccan immigrants living in France.

About the Director

Kamal El-Mahouti

kamalBiography: Kamal El-Mahouti is a French writer and director of Moroccan descent. Born in Casablanca in 1963, El-Mahouti moved to France at the age of six. He studied film at the University of Paris VIII, and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide. In addition to making films, El-Mahouti has worked as a theater director and has directed several original stage productions in and around Paris. He has also conducted many acting workshops. In April 2006, he founded a film festival, Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb, in Saint-Denis, France. El-Mahouti is also the founder of the cultural group Indigènes Films.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.88)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
My Lost Home [Ma maison perdue] (2006, 2007).

Once Upon a Time on the 14th of July 1945 (1989 – Kamal El-Mahouti, Farida Rouibi);
My Lost Home [Ma maison perdue] (2001);
Mon frère [My Brother] (2012).