Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (French pronunciation: ​[ma.ama sale aʁun]; Arabic: محمد الصالح هارون‎) (born 1961 in Abéché[1]) is a film director from Chad who has lived in France since 1982. He made his first feature film, Bye Bye Africa, in 1999. His second feature, Abouna, won best cinematography award at FESPACO, while his third, Daratt, won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. The 2010 feature film A Screaming Man won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, making Haroun the first Chadian director to enter, as well as win, an award in the main Cannes competition.[2]

Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Born1961 (age 58–59)

In April 2011, it was announced that he would be a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[3] His 2013 film Grigris was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

He has been named as one of the jury members for the Cinéfondation and short film sections of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[5]



Feature filmsEdit


  • Kalala (2005)
  • Hissane Habré: A Chadian Tragedy (2016)


  1. ^ (in French) Mahamat Saleh Haroun biography
  2. ^ Chang, Justin (2010-05-23). "'Uncle Boonmee' wins Palme d'Or". Variety. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  3. ^ "The Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes". Cannes. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  4. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Abbas Kiarostami to preside over jury at Cannes film festival". PressTV. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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