Khaled Ghorbal was born in 1950 in Tunisia. He's a director and an actor in the theater, a scriptwriter and a director in the cinema. He made his theatrical studies at different places: At the "Centre d'art dramatique" in Tunis, at the "Univeristé internationale du théâtre" in Paris, the "Université Paris VIII" and finally at the "Ecole de mime Jacques Lecoq Mouvement Théâtre". He then animated some theater studios and guided the troop of the theater in Sfax. Furthermore he was director of the "salles d'Art et d'Essai". His short movie "El Mokhtar" was in the selection of many international festivals. "Fatma" is his first long feature.