Was born in Cairo, Egypt. She has studied cinema in Séptima Aras inMadrid. In 2008 she founded Cairo International Women’s Film Festival and theBetween Women Filmmakers Caravan, the first annual and itinerant women’s filmfestival in Arab World. Since 2007 she has been heading the International Women’s Workshop series known as Correspondence between Women. In 2018, she started to organize the Creative Documentary Workshops in Egypt. Her films Only Dreams (2005), Forbidden (2011) The Trace of the Butterfly (2015), and You Come From Far Away have won several international awards and been screened in many festivals.