kadour_naimi_biography

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      Born in 1945 in Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria), during the colonial period, Kadour Naimi is the first of eight children of a worker cobbler father and a mother of poor peasant origin.
      He participates in patriotic events for national independence.
     During his art studies in Strasbourg (France), he was active in the Vietnam Committee for the liberation of the country from the U.S. war aggression he suffered. He also contributes to the movement of May 1968; at the first major public event in Strasbourg, he speaks as a representative of the « Third World ».
    At the end of 1968 he returns to Algeria, where he is a supporter of P.R.S. (Party of Socialist Revolution), then illegal opposition party, headed by Mohamed Boudiaf.
      In 1971, to clarify answers to questions of social theory and practice, he has epistolary
relationship with Louis Althusser.

      In 1972, after his resignation from
Théâtre de la Mer, he organizes, directs and teachs a course at the I.N.F.P.A. (National Institute of Vocational Training of Adults) of Algiers. This course is to train future cultural instructors for vocational training centers for adults.
    The same year, 1972, the the workers of the Institute elect him as secretary of the trade-union section of the General Trade-Union of Algerian Workers. It fulfills its mission properly, regularly holding workers' meetings and presenting their claims to the Director of the Institute.
    In May 1973, the top trade-union hierarchy ends his function; a week later, the administration of the Institute resigns his professorship at the I.N.F.P.A.
    He resigns from the Institute.
     Back in Oran, he continues his social awareness activities through theatre.
    In July 1973, he enlists in T.R.O. (Regional Theatre of Oran, Algeria), but his theater project
Kan ya makan (Once upon a time) is rejected. At the end of 1973 he leaves Algeria.
   In Belgium, he obtains a Degree in Sociology
, which shows the state capitalism of the so-called  "Socialist" Management of the Enterprises, then under in Algeria ; He then undertakes a PhD in sociology of the revolutions, to understand the reasons for their transformation from a radical break processing to a totalitarian conservative system.
    Reached the elucidations about this argument, he gives up an academic career and not presents the thesis. He becomes interested in film and, to this end, in 1982, emigrates to Italy where he obtains citizenship, and works in cinema, literature and theater.
    After forty years off to Algeria, in 2012, he returns and presents a theatrical play
Alhanana, are ouled! (The Tenderness, guys !). Because an ostracism of which he is the subject, he again leaves the country and returns to Italy, where he continues to work in film, literature and theater.
    Detailed information can be found in  ÉTHIQUE ET ESTHÉTIQUE AU THÉÂTRE ET ALENTOURS.
(French version : ETHICS AND AESTHETICS AT THE THEATER AND SURROUNDINGS)