Bachir Bensaddek

Bachir Bensaddek is a Canadian television director of Algerian Berber descent, best known for his co-direction of 2002 Emmy Award-winning TV series Cirque du Soleil. Fire Within. Born in Algeria, Bensaddek came to Montreal, Quebec, Canada as a student before immigrating to Canada. Bensaddek wrote a play in 2004 entitled Montréal la Blanche about Algerian immigrants in Quebec. In May 2011, he released his documentary film Rap arabe, an ORBI-XXI production, covering the rap scene in three countries (Morocco, Lebanon, Syria) with a number of rappers including Malika, Ashekman, Lil Zac and Don Bigg. It had its premiere at the 27th Festival international de cinéma Vues d'Afrique, and was rebroadcast on RDI, TV5 and Al Jazeera's Documentary channel.


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