TUGNA is the word in Kabyle language that is used to symbolize the word ALLEGORIA from Latin which means allegory. But in the Kabyle language, tugna symbolizes the word allegory so we could say that it's an allegory within an allegory.

Proud to be able to present this version of ALLEGORIA in Kabyle language which is part of the Amazigh (Berber) language and culture present in North Africa since 3000 years before Christ.

North Africa has been the scene over thousands of years of various colonizing times. Romans, Greeks, Arabs, French, all passed and left their traces there, but the Kabyle language survives thru the spoken word. As an homage to the native language of the writer who wrote the text for the narration in the English version of ALLEGORIA, it could only be the natural thing to do to make this version in Noufel's own language, which is one of the oldest languages in the world that is still alive.
A language that survived through the spoken word and was transmitted from generations for thousands of years. A language still threatened today by ongoing conflicts mainly in Kabylie and other parts of North Africa, like Rrif, Atlas in Morocco, Zwara, Nefousa in Libya, Tunisia and even in Egypt.

This will be our way to support the work and efforts of Noufel, the artist, the writer and poet, to keep this language and culture alive thru his numerous writings and poems.

  • Nobilis Bellator
  • Noufel
  • Nobilis Bellator
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    History, Cinematic Poetry, Aboriginla
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2016
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  • AWARDEO.TV Video of the week
    Online Portal for Vimeo Videos
    Worldwide Online Viewing
    Video of The Week
  • HIIDA Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    United States
    March 31, 2016
    Month of March Screening
    Winner in Timelapse Category
  • BEST FILM - DSOFFest Direct Short Online Film Festival
    United States
    April 29, 2016
    BEST FILM April 2016
  • Finisterra Arrabida Art & Tourism Festival
    May 11, 2016
    5Th Annual Festival
    Winner in Places & History
  • WatchOut! Tetovo Outdoor Film Festival in Macedonia
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    May 25, 2016
    Premiere in Outdoor Film Festival
Director Biography - Nobilis Bellator

I am a Canadian with Spanish origins. I lived all my life in Montreal, Québec and a few years in Paris and now living in Spain.

When I was a young boy I loved to draw and replicate images of people and super heroes, I eventually discovered a taste for music. Played the trumpet and the guitar. Then as a young adult I discovered photography which became the basis for what I do now. In filmmaking, I can do all of that; fantasy, music, images still or in movement, with a classical look or not, my imagination is the only limit.

I was an amateur photographer all my life and in 2012, I discovered Timelapse Photography. That was all I needed to make the big jump and since August of 2012, I dedicate myself exclusively to filmmaking using this technique.

I decided to publish my work using my artist name, which I owe to an idea from my daughter. I became Nobilis Bellator, which is Latin for Noble Warrior, and is the etymological meaning of my real Spanish last name which has Arabic origins and it’s meaning is “Warrior”, so I was told. So now you know!

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Director Statement

In film making as in life, you can only go as far as you try to go. Let your imagination take you there.