Born in 1946 in Sousse, a sea-coast city in the Centre of Tunisia. He spent his youth spent between Film Societies and Amateur Film-makers. After completing film studies in Rome, Italy, he started professional life as an Assistant Director, and was later a film Production Manager and Executive Producer. He’s always been involved in reflecting and developing a strategy towards the emergence of a cinematographic and audiovisual expression of proximity and cultural identity. Chair of the Tunisian Directors’ Association and later its Secretary General for several years, Vice-President of the Pan-African Federation of Directors (FEPACI) from 1975 to 1985, FEPACI Executive Secretary from 1989 to 1995.