An Egyptian writer, director and producer of documentary films. She worked as a news correspondent with U.S. News and World Report and Reuters, TV researcher, and associate producer in Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria, and Egypt between 1984 and 1990. As a correspondent, El-Tahri covered politics in the Middle East. In 1990, El-Tahri started directing and producing documentaries for French television and for the BBC since 1995. In 1992 she filmed Osama bin Laden's training camps in Sudan. Among her works are The House of Saud (BBC in 2004 and PBS in 2005) and Behind the Rainbow which screened during the 53rd BFI London Film Festival in 2009.