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Live (almost) like others

“Live (almost) like others” is a documentary diving into the daily lives of 8 patients, either children or adults, with chronic intestinal failure, and treated with home parenteral nutrition or transplantation. It addresses with sensitivity the constraints related to their disease and its treatment, the handicap and its consequences on the life of the patient and his/her family, the pains, doubts, joys and dreams of the patients.

  • Smail Beldjelalia
  • Smail Beldjelalia
  • Christophe Chardot
  • RIWAYA Films
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Vivre (presque) comme les autres
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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    Digital, 16mm,FULL HD
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Director Biography - Smail Beldjelalia

Smail Beldjelalia was born in 1984 in Algeria. He grew up in El M'hir then in Oran. After a Master in English, he turned to his passion: cinema. he learned on his own framing, video-editing, color grading, computer graphics and directing. He then studied at ESRA Paris (Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) where he obtained the diploma of high cinematographic studies (Script writing and film directing) in 2018. He set up his audiovisual company RIWAYA Films in Paris in 2019 (
He made his third documentary « HARRAG » in 2020. The previous one « Live (almost) like others » was officially selected at the festival Entr’2 marches – Cannes 2020.

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