Mohamed Damak was born in 1952 in Sfax, Tunisia. After studying film in France, he returned to Tunisia and made, in 1980, a first documentary around the Carthage Festival, L'Espoir. He followed with Jamoussi in 1982, and Hammamet, culture and nature in 1984. After two short horoscopes Horoscope and Death in the face, he shot his first feature film The Cup. He then turned to advertising and tried, in 1994, a television experience with Photo-minute, a series in fifteen episodes. In 1996, he returned to the cinema with Quartier Tam Tam, and in 1998, he directed Le Festin.