A film director from Chad based in France. Haroun made his first feature film, Bye Bye Africa, in 1999 which he followed by Abouna that won Best Cinematography Award at FESPACO. His third feature was, Daratt, which won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. His 2010 feature film A Screaming Man won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, making Haroun the first Chadian director to enter, as well as win, an award in the main Cannes competition. In the following year, Haroun became a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and in 2014, he became one of the jury members for the Cinéfondation and Short Film sections of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.