Yasmine Kassari (Morocco, 1970) is a Belgian-Moroccan film director and screenwriter. As a teenager, Kassari moved to Paris where she graduated from high school and spent a year studying medicine. Then she decided to devote herself to cinema and enrolled at the INSAS in Brussels. As a student, she also worked for the production company Les Films de la drève. In the 1990s, she directed three short films. In 2000, she directed Quand les hommes pleurent, a documentary on the illegal immigration of Moroccan workers to Spain. In 2004, she made her first feature-length fiction film entitled L’enfant endormi with which she received several international awards, such as the Audience Award at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers in 2005.