Hind Meddeb is a French-Tunisian journalist and documentary film director. In 2005, she won a Daniel Pearl Prize for multiculturalism for a story on young Muslims growing up in France.
Châtenay-Malabry, Paris, France
|Occupation||journalist, film director|
|Years active||2006 to present|
Meddeb was born in Châtenay-Malabry, Paris, France. Her father was Tunisian poet Abdelwahab Meddeb. She graduated from Sciences Po and holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Paris West University Nanterre La Défense.
Meddeb worked as a journalist for France 24 from 2006 to 2008 before joining France Info. From 2010 to 2011 she was a reporter for the show Ça balance à Paris on Paris Première and served as art reporter for Tracks magazine.
She was arrested on 13 June 2013 in Tunis and released the same day. She was accused of disturbing public order and insulting police officers after having defended the Tunisian rapper Weld El 15 who had recorded a song comparing the Tunisian police with dogs.
As a documentary filmmaker, Meddeb has co-directed De Casa au Paradis, a documentary about a group of Moroccan suicide bombers, and helmed Electro Chaabi which covers the emergence of a new electronic genre called Mahraganat in Cairo. She is also directed Tunisia Clash, a film about young rappers fighting for freedom of speech in Tunisia.
- 2008 De Casa au Paradis (co-directed with Gallagher Fenwick)
- 2013 Electro Chaabi (director)
- 2015Tunisia Clash
- 2019 "Paris Stalingrad" (co-directed with Thim Naccache) selected in festivals like "Cinema du Réel", "Toronto International Film Festival", "Journées cinématographiques de Carthage", "Doc NYC", "Cairo International Film Festival"
https://paris-stalingrad.film/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/paris-stalingrad-review-1240975 https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/377968/ https://seventh-row.com/2019/09/09/tiff19-review-paris-stalingrad/
- Bénabent, Juliette (18 June 2013). "La journaliste Hind Meddeb s'explique après avoir fui la justice en Tunisie". Télérama.
- "Hind Meddeb : "Puisque tu soutiens le rappeur Weld el XV, tu vas le rejoindre en prison"". Marie Claire. 18 June 2013.
- "Tunisian rapper spared jail over 'insults'". Al Jazeera. 25 November 2013.
- world première in BFI London International Film Festival "En mars, à Rezé, le festival Focus Metropolis zoome sur Le Caire". Ouest-France. 2 February 2016.