Born in 1938 in Tebessa in Algeria.
He received his professional training in the film section of the FLN in Tunis. In 1962 he was one of the founding members, with René Vautier , the media center CAV. Director General of ONCIC since 1967, when it was founded, until 1971, he produced several films of Costa-Gavras and Youssef Chahine . He made many short films from 1962 and participates in the collective film To live in Algeria (1972). In 1981 he produced a series in twelve parts for the RTA, Barbs / Silane followed eleven years later was the war (with Maurice Fallevic, France, 1992).
His last feature film, Ben Boulaid completed in 2009 is dedicated to Mostefa Ben Boulaid, one of the figures of the Revolutionary War. —Africulture