Young movie director Yasmine Kassari was born in 1970 in Jerrada (Morocco) and chose to study cinema at the National College of Arts and Performing of Bruxelles (INSAS), where she graduated in 1997. While at the INSAS she worked for the production company “Le films de la drève”. Her first works are shorts entitled “Le feutre noir” (1994),“Chiens errants”(1995) and “Linda et Nadia” (2000). In the same year she realizes the documentary “Quands les hommes pleurent” (2000), which talks about the illegal immigration of Moroccan workers to the south of Spain. Her first feature film “L’enfant endormi” (2004) received several international awards, i.e., r “Best European Film” at the Venice Film Festival received by from the International Confederation for the Artistic and Experimental Cinema, and for her talent as emerging artist (first prize for “Best screenplay and emerging artist ” awarded to her from the Centre National Cinématographique of Paris).