zondag 24 maart 2013 - 12:30
Q&A with director Elyes Baccar and director of Human Screen Festival, the first human rights film festival in Tunis. Moderator Matthea de Jong (Movies that Matter).
Elyes Baccar - Born in Tunis in 1971, Elyes Baccar is a graduate of the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in Paris. He directed several shorts, plays, and documentaries prior to his first feature, She & He (2006). He won the Al-Jazeera Documentary Film Festival’s award for Best Short for Pakistan 7.6. His feature documentary, Wailing Wall, won the Osian Film Festival’s Special Jury Award.
Elyes Baccar is executive director of the Human Screen Festival, the first human rights film festival in Tunesia. He says he was inspired to organise it after touring other human rights festivals with his film Rouge Parole. He said he wanted his festival to promote a “break with the tyranny and abuses of the past”.