Mohamed Challouf was born in Tunisia in 1957. In 1983, with some help from a group of friends, he created the Giornate del Cinema Africano di Perugia and attended to its artistic direction until 1994. In 1992, he realized his first photographic book called I Figli del Sud and organized the exhibition, dedicated to his childhood in Africa (exhibited in more than 30 African and European cities). He was the co-author and producer of Italiani dell’altra Riva, a documentary about the memory of the Italian community in Tunisia and produced the film, Anastasia di Bizerta, that was selected for the Venice Cinematographic Art Exhibition. In 2000, he produced and directed the documentary, Ouaga, capitale du cinéma, selected for the Venice Cinema Exhibition in the same year and broadcast in Italy by Tele +. Since 2005 he has organized Hergla’s Film Encounter (Tunisia), a new festival dedicated to African and Mediterranean short and documentary films.
Since 2015 he organizes in Sousse in Tunisia with the collaboration of il Cinema Ritrovato the first cinematographic event on heritage film entitled "Cinema in the Museum" and completely dedicated to the Tunisian and world cinematographic memory. In 2016 he was the artistic director of the programme for the 50th anniversary of the World Film Festival and of the International Colloquium "Cinematographic Heritage in Peril". In 2017-2018 he was the Artistic Advisor in charge of External Relations at the Tunisian Cinematheque.
[Tahar Cheriaâ à l'ombre du Baobab, Mohamed Challouf, 2014 — edited by Kahéna Attia]
La longue marche de la Cinémathèque tunisienne on africultures.com by Hichem Ben Ammar and Mohamed Challouf.