Ahmed El Maanouni
Born in 1944 in Casablanca, Morocco. He studied Economics in Paris. He then graduated from the Belgian film school INSAS. Ahmed El Maanouni is a director, cinematographer, and producer
1978: Alyam, Alyam / Oh the Days!. 1981: Al hal / Transe (90 Min.). 1984: Les Yeux du golfe / Eyes of the Gulf. 1992: Les Goumiers marocains / The Moroccan Goumiers (52 Min.). 1999: La Vie et le règne de Mohamed V / Life and Reign of Mohamed V (52 Min.). 2006: Maroc- France, une histoire commune / Morocco-France, A History in Common (3 Teile, je 52 Min.). 2007: Al quoloub al mouhtariqua / Burned Hearts (84 Min.), Conversations avec Driss Chraïbi. 2015: Mohammed V, les chemins de la liberté.
Set in a small village in the Moroccan countryside, Alyam, Alyam tells a story culled from the lived reality of young men almost forty years ago while still remaining very much of the present day. A young man named Abdelwahed pins his dreams of a better life for himself and his family on travelling to France and finding work there. As the eldest of eight children, he becomes the principal caretaker and breadwinner for his family after his father passes away. He fills out forms and waits for his work permit to arrive. More