Director, screenwriter, Nouri Bouzid was born in 1945 in Sfax, Tunisia. He studied at INSAS (Brussels) in 1968 where he becomes a student of André Delvaux. A leftist activist, Bouzid was imprisoned from 1973 to 1979 for belonging to the leadership of GEAST (the Tunisian Socialist Studies and Action Group). From his encounter with producer Ahmed Attia was born his first feature film, MAN OF ASHES, screened in Cannes in 1986 in the Un Certain Regard section along with his second feature GOLDEN HORSESHOES in 1989 followed by BEZNESS at the Directors' Fortnight in 1992. His short IT IS SHERHERAZADE THEY'RE KILLING part of the collective omnibus film THE GULF WAR... WHAT NEXT? in 1991 and Bent Familia in 1997 were both at the Venice International Film Festival. Director, actor and poet, he has had a distinguished career, winning numerous prizes. In 1994 he participated in founding a film school, EDAC, where he has been teaching since. His latest film THE SCARECROWS (2019) was selected in the Sconfini section of the 76th Venice International Film Festival.