A Cairo-based filmmaker and producer. Despite an educational background in Economics, she gravitated towards the cinema world soon after graduating. She directed her first documentary film, The Times of Laura, in 1999 followed by Women Who Loved Cinema in 2002 and Shades which was an official entry in the Venice Film Festival 2010. She’s a key figure at Misr International Films and the one to set up the Panorama of the European Film in Cairo in 2004. She kicked off Misr Film Focus which is dedicated to the development and production of films made by emerging Egyptian talents.