It is inconceivable to think a film today in Tunisia, or anywhere in North Africa, without bringing up the subject of the youth torn between, on one hand, ambition and its early deceptions and, on the other hand, idealism coupled with an enraged juvenile cynicism. To evoke these two points I have chosen a woman as the main character, because women with their awarness and their clearheadedness, have in them change and hope in today’s Arab society. Ridha Behi
Born in Tunisia in 1947, Ridha Behi was first assistant at the Tunisia television. Fron 1969 to 1970, he wrote and directed several short films. In 1973, he graduated in sociology in Paris. He directed in 1977 his first long feature, « Soleil des Hyènes ». From 1979 to 1983, he produced and directed a dozen documentary films.