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Cinéma/TV

Michelle Medina

Réalisateur/trice, Ecrivain/ne, Scénariste
États-Unis

Français

Elle est née à Miami, Floride (USA).

English

Casablanca

Michelle Medina is a filmmaker and writer in Casablanca, Morocco.

Medina graduated with honors from Smith College in 2005 and has written her thesis and lectured on Moroccan women in cinema and identity.

Michelle Medina received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2005 and returned to Morocco to create a visual project to her academic work.’Portrait of Khmissa’ is a four part collection of portraits that includes: Little Creations, Bread, Water, and Sucre & Melha.

Medina was born in the US and raised in Japan under unconventional circumstances that have influenced her vision of home, religion, and identity. She is currently writing about her experiences.

Medina has finished with her latest documentary « All I Wanna Do » [2010] which follows the dreams of a 48-year-old parking guard and his 17-year-old son who form a hip hop group leaving their slum to meet their heroes and enter studios and radio stations for the first time in an adventure through the music industry of Casablanca.

Medina is also a writer and blogs about her return to Judaism, life as a single mother, Morocco, dating and living between languages and countries.



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