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. Actually he is working in documentary about Algerians forced to exile in Lebanon and Palestine by french colonialism.