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Assia Djebbar (1936–2015)

Assia Djebbar was born on June 30, 1936 in Cherchell, Algeria as Fatima-Zohra Imalayène. She was a director, known for La zerda ou Les chants de l'oubli (1983), La nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua (1979) and Droit d'auteurs (1996). She was married to Malek Alloula and Ahmed Ould-Rouïs. She died on February 6, 2015 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 78) in Paris, France

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 2008 Ce soir (ou jamais!) (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 January 2008 (2008) ... Self (as Assia Djebar)
 2007 Thé ou café (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 December 2007 (2007) ... Self (as Assia Djebar)
 2006 L'invité (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 July 2006 (2006) ... Self (as Assia Djebar)
 2003 Double je (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 23 October 2003 (2003) ... Self (as Assia Djebar)
 2002 Droit d'auteurs (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 June 2002 (2002) ... Self
 1997 Le cercle de minuit (TV Series)
- Episode dated 18 June 1997 (1997) ... Self (as Assia Djebar)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Rouge l'aube". Alger: SNED. Play co-written with Walid Garn (pen name of her then husband Ahmed Ould-Rouïs) See more »

Official Sites:

Académie Française

Alternate Names:

Assia Djebar

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Her father was the only Algerian teacher in the French school in Algeria (then a French colony), she was thus educated in French. She was buried in Cherchell the town where she was born after an official ceremony in Algiers. She was an history professor at the University of Algiers in the 1970s at the time she was also a prize winning filmmaker. See more »

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