A graduate of London Film Scool, Karim Bensalah has directed several films, including Les Heures blanches, Chantier(s), Le secret de Fatima, to name a few. Director, screenwriter and actor, Karim Bensalah has received numerous awards for his films around the world (Sundance, Vaux en Velin, Festival de l'Outaouais, FESPACO, Dijon, Le Havre...). His short films have been broadcast on Arte and France 2.Also an actor in the theater, Karim has been working for over 10 years in image education projects throughout France in schools and associations.

Lumière noire

Algerian, son of a diplomat, Sofiane has always led an easy life abroad. Studying in France, while hoping for a great career as a diplomat, he is the victim of an administrative decision, and becomes undocumented. In the hope of regularizing his situation as soon as possible, he decides to work temporarily for a Muslim funeral home. But becoming an ambassador of the dead will prove to be the experience of a lifetime...


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