Tahar Houchi holds a BA French and Linguistics (University of Algiers), a Diploma in Development Studies (University of Geneva) and a postgraduate degree in language, literature and civilization French (University of Lyon II). Journalist and film critic, he is a member of the Swiss Association journalists (ASJS) and the Swiss Association of Film Journalists (ASJC). Founder and Artistic Director of the International Eastern Film Festival, Geneva, he has made two movies: “Yidir” (first part of a trilogy about childhood) which has been selected in more than 15 festivals and “Kousayla” (second part of the
trilogy), followed by “Dihya” which will close the trilogy. He has recently finished a documentary about Kabyles in Palestine. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of the International Amazigh film festival in Montreal.