For Izza, the journey begins in 1942 in Casablanca. His father is a tradesman in seeds, and travels from souk to souk. She grows up in the Judeo-Moroccan tradition. At the age of 17, she leaves Morocco for France. She studies languages there, but her future plays out beyond the walls of the faculty.
First, she works as an usher at Club 70, where 70mm films are projected. This is where she approaches the 7th art. In 1987, Izza goes behind the camera. She becomes the first Moroccan female documentary maker.