Kamal Hachkar was born in Tinghir (Morocco) in 1977. When he was six months of age, he and his mother moved to France to join his father. After obtaining a Master’s degree studying the medieval history of the Muslim world, he became a teacher. As a director, he made his first film, Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah in 2012, which generated controversy in his homeland, and was named Best Film at the Rabat International Film Festival for Human Rights, Best First Film at the Tangier National Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the World Jewish Film Festival. In Your Eyes, I See My Country (2019) is his most recent film.