Gatlif, Michel Dahamani (Tony)
(1948- )
   Algeria. Film producer. He has been resident since 1962 in France where he has made several documentary films about Gypsies: Corre gitano, Les princes, and Latcho drom (1993). In addition, his productions include three fictional films: Canto gitano [Gypsy Song; 1981], Gadjo Dilo [Foolish Non-Gypsy; 1997], and the later film Swing (2002), featuring a boy in the world of Gypsy jazz. Mondo (1996) and Vengo (2000) also feature Gypsy culture.

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  • Gatlif, Tony — (1948 )    Actor, composer, director, producer, and screenwriter. Tony Gatlif was born Michel Dahamani in Algeria. He is of gypsy origin. He moved to France in 1960, where he studied drama and, like many directors of the period, attended ciné… …   Guide to cinema

  • Gatlif, Tony — (1948 )    Actor, composer, director, producer, and screenwriter. Tony Gatlif was born Michel Dahamani in Algeria. He is of gypsy origin. He moved to France in 1960, where he studied drama and, like many directors of the period, attended ciné… …   Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

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