tariq teguia was born in algiers in 1966. after studying philosophy and fine art, tariq teguia worked as a photographer for an alegrian daily journal as well as a photographer's assistant and teacher at the school of fine art in algiers. later, he began making short films. rome rather than you is his first long feature film. the film was presented at the venice festival in 2007, belfort festival 2007 (won jury's great price and interpretation price for samira kaddour) and fribourg festival 2007 (won jury's special price). inland (2008) and was presented in competition in venice festival 2008. in 2013, teguia made zanj revolution, a film that questions the algerian revolution.