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Simone Bitton

Simone Bitton is no ordinary woman : the daughter of a Jewish jeweller, she was born in 1955 in Morocco, where she used to speak French at school and Arabic at home. In 1966, her family emigrated to Israel, and she learned Hebrew. In 1973, during the October War, she served as a soldier in the Israeli army, an experience which turned her into a pacifist. Afterwards she settled in Paris and graduated from IDHEC (L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques), the famous French cinema school. Today she is, she claims proudly, "a woman of three countries and three cultures", travelling back and forth between France, Israel and Morocco.



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