Born in Casablanca, Izza Edery-Génini left her native Morocco in 1960 and settled in Paris with her family. While a student, she worked for the private screening room Club 70, then for the Tours and Annecy film festivals. In 1973, Edery-Génini devoted herself to the international distribution of Moroccan and African films, before moving on to her first producing work in 1981 with the film Transes (El Hal) by Ahmed El Maanouni. In 1987, she started directing a series of documentary films on the musical and intangible heritage of Morocco under the "Maroc Corps et Âme" label. Since 2008, Edery-Génini has produced numerous films under the "Home Cinema" label, favouring “local” cinema on a private and personal basis. The year 2023 sees the release of her film My Thursday Souk.