Born in 1971 in Tangier, Morocco, Narjiss Nejjar is both a filmmaker and a screenwriter. She made her first documentary film in 1994 L’exigence de la dignité (The Demand for Dignity). In 1998, she co-produced the documentary series Les Salines (The Saltworks). She is the author of a novel published in 1999, Cahiers d’Empreintes (Imprints’ Notebooks). Her first fiction feature Les Yeux Secs (The Dry Eyes), 2003, was selected at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes, at the FIFF, at Marrakech Festival and obtained numerous honors.