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Kamal Hachkar is a film director widely known for his controversial 2013 documentary Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes of Mellah, which addresses the coexistence of Muslim and Jewish families in the Berber town of Tinghir during the time of the French protectorate in Morocco. 

Born in Tinghir, Morocco in 1977 but raised in France, Hachkar drew from his immigrant narrative to develop solidarity for uprooted and exiled individuals. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the Driss Benzekri Grand Prize for best film at the Rabat International Human Rights Film Festival, the Ahmed Attia Prize for the dialogue of cultures from the Medimed Festival of Barcelona, the Best Documentary Award from the Jewish Eye Ashkelon Festival, and the Best Documentary Award from the International Berber Film Festival of Paris, amongst others.