A director, producer, and the founder of Hassala Films. She studied filmmaking at the Cairo Film Institute. Her documentary Feeling Cold (2005) received a number of awards. She directed seven documentaries for Al Jazeera. In 2007 she received the prestigious Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award given to new cinematic voices reflecting integrity of spirit in independent film. Her long debut Coming Forth by Day(2012) won many prestigious awards.