A French specialist in Latin America, born in Castres (France) her parents were refugees of Spanish Civil War. She studied Latin-American literature and history at Toulouse-le Mirail University. Secretary of the France-Latin America Midi Pyrénées Regional Committee (NGO) from 1983 to 1999, she has taken part in numerous solidarity projects with various Latin American countries. A founder member of the "Latin-American Cinema Festival" in Toulouse, since 1989 she has been president of the association that organises the festival. She forms part of the editorial committee of the annual review "Cinémas d'Amérique Latine" and is in charge of programming the "Festival in Toulouse".