Born in 1982, Manele Labidi is a French-Tunisian writer/director. She studied politics and economics and worked in finance for a few years before deciding to become a filmmaker. She has been involved in different writing and directing projects for the theatre, radio and for TV series. Her first short film, A Room of my Own is a tragicomic variation around Virginia Woolf’s essay. In 2016, she took part in a screenwriting program at la FEMIS in Paris. Arab Blues is her first feature film.