Djamila Sahraoui’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroAlgerian film director
Is Film director 
From Algeria 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Birth 1 January 1950, Tazmalt
Age:70 years

Djamila Sahraoui is an Algerian filmmaker. She was born in 1950 in Algiers and studied filmmaking at IDHEC, the renowned Parisian film school. She eventually moved to France in 1975 where she began her career as a documentary filmmaker. She made her first short film, Houria in 1980, then worked as an editor and assistant, before going on to make her own documentaries from the 1990s. Sahraoui is best known for her documentaries, but has recently achieved success with her fiction films Barakat! (2006) and Yema (2013).

Short Films

1980 – Houria, 26 min.


1990 – Avoir 2000 ans dans les Aurès, 26 min.

1992 – Prénom Marianne, 26 min.

1995 – La moitié du ciel d’Allah, 52 min.

1999 – Algérie, la vie quand même, 52 min.

2000 – Opération Télé-cités, 26 min.

2001 – Algérie, la vie toujours, 53 min.

2003 – Et les arbres poussent en Kabylie, 85 min.

Fiction Films

2006 – Barakat ! 2012 – Yema