Ismaël is a Tunisian filmmaker, visual artist, and writer. He has under his belt a number of notable works, including the feature documentary Babylon (Grand Prix at FID Marseilles 2012), and the short narrative Leila's Blues (premiered at the Cannes Director's Fortnight in 2018. His latest film is a short experimental, Fragments of Self-phone-destruction, was awarded at the Experimental and Different Cinemas Festival (Paris, 2019). He produced The Last of Us (Lion of the Future at the Venice IFF). He is currently post-producing a short narrative film, 373, Pasteur Street. As a visual artist, Ismaël produced not only video art and photography works, but also multimedia installations, printed works, and more.

His works (films, videos, photographs, installations, etc.) were featured at several venues around the world: New York’s MoMA, London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts and Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia, to name a few. He also published a book on Tunisian cinema (2008), a collection of poems (2009) alongside more than a hundred poems and writing pieces in newspapers, magazines, exhibition catalogues, and websites.