Mani Benchelah is a an Emmy award-winning French-Algerian documentary director and filmmaker who worked in particularly difficult reporting environments. He is also an award-winning photographer.
Over the past decade, he has covered conflicts and humanitarian crises in the Middle East, producing simultaneously compelling and exclusive films and photography packages.
He has received two Emmys, and awards from the Royal Television Society, Rory Peck Trust, Foreign Press Association and Frontline Club. His work has also garnered a BAFTA Nomination for News, a Royal Television Society Nomination for Camera Operator Of The Year, an IDFA Nomination for Mid-Length Documentary, a BBC Arabic Film Festival Nomination for Best documentary and an Amnesty International UK Media Nomination for News.
His work in the Middle-East also included many collaborations as a filmmaker with human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Save the Children UK.
He contributed to various television outlets such as Channel 4 News, BBC, CNN, CBS and ZDF as well as many publications such as Le Monde, Der Spiegel and National Geographic.