Samia Chala, Director
Samia Chala, author and documentary director, was born in Algeria in 1964. After studying engineering and launching her career in Algeria, she decided to leave her country due to civil war. She arrived in France in 1994 and began working in the audiovisual industry as an investigative journalist for TV shows and documentaries.
Patrice Barrat, Producer
Patrice Barrat is a television producer/director and president of Article Z, the Paris-based multi-media production company that creates new formats such as daily documentary chronicles, and the interactive TV series madmundo.tv. Barrat has won many awards in 29 years of journalism, including the Amnesty International Award, BAFTA award, FIPA Golden Award, and the Adolf Grimme Preis for documentaries including Famine Fatigue, Drowning by Bullets, the Vis à Vis series, Sarajevo: A Street Under Seige, and The Other Algeria. Films he produced also have been featured at the Cannes Film Festival (Condor: Axis of Evil) and in Locarno and Rotterdam (How Arnold Won the West).