Mani Y. Benchelah

Filmmaker, Photographer

Mani is a French-Algerian freelance director, filmmaker and photojournalist.
Worked on documentary and long news features in Niger, Pakistan, India, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

Directed and filmed a one-hour documentary funded by Save the Children UK.

Produced and filmed long news reports for Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight, CNN, CBS. Also, regularly films for Human Rights Watch.

Published his photography in National Geographic, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, El Pais, La Repubblica.

Fluent in French, Arabic and English, basic Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian.

2 Emmy News & Documentary awards. Rory Peck award. Royal Television Society award. Foreign Press Association award. Front Line Club award. Amnesty International Media award. Visa d’Or award.

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