Biography. Naguel M. Belouad studied painting at Sornas school of art in Paris France before switching to film at the Conservatory of French Cinema in Paris, France. Naguel later completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication (Visual Media) at the School of Communication, graduating first of his class at American University, Washington, D.C. He has served as first assistant director on several feature films produced by the Center for the Arts and Cinematographic Industry in Algeria, in addition to writing and directing several short films. In 1993 he founded the production company Gouraya Communications Audiovisual (GCA), where he functions as executive producer, screenwriter, and director. GCA produced three long feature films: Franca Ya Franca, Waiting Women, and Father; Naguel is also the author of seven scripts. In 2010 Naguel returned to painting and is a member of The Art League of Alexandria and Falls Church Arts in Virginia. Statement. I try to paint with the innocence and “madness” of a child when he/she discovers colors without knowing the name of the color and without wanting to give it a name.