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The Curious Mr. Daoud

Spring Grants 2020 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

Sidahmed Semiane / Feature Documentary / Algeria, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Creative Documentary


The writer Kamel Daoud is one of a kind. His words unleash passions, acerbic polemics and condemnations as fervid as calls for his murder. A camera, installed in his quiet home, records his innermost thoughts while the country is in turmoil—amid the revolutionary Hirak Movement.


Sid Ahmed Semiane
Sid Ahmed Semiane
Leila Aoudj

About the Director

The multi-skilled artist Sid Ahmed Semiane (also known as "SAS") was born in Algiers in 1971. A director, writer and photographer, SAS is the author of the best seller 'October, they speak', considered as the reference work treating the dramatic events of October 5th, 1988 in Algeria. SAS is both a word and a photograph lover; several of his materials were exhibited in Algeria and overseas. He began as Merzak Allouache's Assistant, and after collaborating on several other projects, he directed his first feature documentary 'Babylon Constantina' in 2019.

Production Company Profile

Founded in 2015 by Laila Aoudj, Minima Films is a cinematographic and audiovisual material production company. Minima is a meeting space between artists and specialized technicians, which allows us to produce state-of-the-art projects, technically as well as artistically speaking. In less than five years of existence, thanks to a dedicated, dynamic and passionate team, Minima Films has already worked with numerous Algerian artists and built fruitful partnerships with internationally renowned Television networks.


  • Main Contact

    Leila Aoudj

    Minima Films

  • Production Company

    Minima Films

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