Fatma Zohra Zamoum

Born in Bordj-Ménaiel, Algeria, Fatma Zohra Zamoum is a scriptwriter, director and a producer. After studying at the Fine Arts School in Algiers (1985–1988), she went to Paris to study Art History and Cinematography and Audiovisual Studies at the Sorbonne from which she graduated in 1995. In 2005, she directed a short film, La Pelote de Laine, and has also authored several books, including Comment j'ai fumé tous mes livres (2006). In 2009, Zamoum directed her first feature film, Z’har, which depicts scenes from the violence Algeria experienced in the 1990s. She directed a documentary on Sembene Ousmane’s work, named Le Docker Noir, Sembene Ousmane (2009). In 2011, she directed and produced her second feature film, Kedach Ethabni (How Big Is Your Love), and in 2014 she directed and produced a historical docudrama for Algerian television. Zamoum’s latest projects include two films in postproduction: BODY + ART, a documentary on artists in the 60’s and 70’s, and PARKOUR(S), aka RESET, a feature narrative film. She has co-founded a production and distribution company named Z et Compagnie Productions in 2008.