At 5 years old Hamid Benamra discovered cinema at school. At 23 he would already have made 6 films.Boujemaa Kareche screened all of them at the Cinémathèque of Algiers and onto the movie screens around the country. Some were selected and awarded in Bruxelles and FESPACO 1989.
1982, Mouny Berrah dedicated him 2 pages in les 2 écrans#50“Benamra doesn't cheat. His way of looking at life, at his life, nor complicit, nor self-satisfied [...] Godard's children have also cleverly swarmed to the suburbs of Algiers [...] He works through each idea, through each emotion"He studied philosophy in Algiers, then went to ESEC and attended Marc Ferro's history and cinema classes at the École des Hautes Études in Paris.Like a "footage spotter", Hamid Benamra who writes, shoot and edit his films, is on the lookout for rare moments, camera by hand.2012, Pieces of lives, pieces of dreamsdocumentary 52min is selected by 17 festivals over 3 continents. Best Documentary- Panafrican Film Festival (Cannes) 2014 & Audience Choice- Algiers International Film Festival (JCA) 2012