Mohamed Abid Medoun "Med" Hondo was a Mauritanian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and voice actor, who emigrated to France in 1959 and began to work in film during the 1960s.
His style is experimental, combining a variety of literary and documentary techniques to expose the racism, oppression and alienation faced by African and Arab immigrants in the post-colonial world. Not satisfied with Africa's seemingly underdeveloped cinematic catalogue, he wanted to demysitfy and challenge pre existing African and Hollywood traditions to raise consciousness on Third World cinema.
He passed away at the age of 82 on March 2, 2019.
- Soleil O (1967)
- Les bicots-Nègres vos voisins (1974)
- Sahel la faim pourquoi (1975)
- Nous aurons toute la mort pour dormir (1977)
- West Indies (1979)
- Sarraounia (1986)
- Lumière noire (1994)
- Watani, un monde sans mal (1998)
- Fatima, l'Algérienne de Dakar (2004)