Oualid Khelifi is an Algerian freelance short documentary-maker, producer and multimedia journalist born in 1985. Mainly focused on North and West African affairs, he has worked for international media, looking particularly at geopolitics and social change.
Oualid is also the producer and manager of El Foukr R’Assembly, a transmedia film & music ensemble born in 2014 around the artistic vision of young Algerian experimental musicians and himself as a documentary-maker. The ensemble strives to draw the attention of North African youth towards the tremendous potential across a blooming sub-Saharan Africa, be it artistic, cultural or economic, as well as the urge of more mobility and less xenophobia between the Maghreb and other regions of the continent.
Oualid Khelifi has published and contributed to multimedia cultural pieces on music, theatre and film, including World Press Photo, New York Times, BBC, Channel 4, Sky News and several other media outlets.  He is also the co-founder Afreekyama Collective, an independent collaborative platform aimed to connect North African visual storytellers and artists to others elsewhere in the continent.




El Foukr R’Assembly transmedia ensemble bridging Africa

Music February 10 2015

A taxi-driver & a farmer, a graphic designer and a sound engineer, Oualid Khelifi as the producer and filmmaker, had met them all last year in various parts of his home country Algeria before suggesting a long term project around short film and music linking the Maghreb with the rest of Africa. The story of this alternative debut was documented in an 18 minutes film. A...Continue