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    Alwiya Thani

    Alwiya Thani (director) used to work for a bank and decided to shake up her boring routine by taking filmmaking courses. They grew on her quickly, and the next thing she knew she’d quit her job. She got her start working for major TV Channels in the UAE, and now—almost six years later—she is building her network and learning technical and field work.

    Nejib Belkadhi

    Nejib Belkadhi (writer/director/producer) was born on May 13, 1972 in Tunis. After studying business and marketing, Nejib began an acting career in film and theatre. In 2005, he directed his first short narrative movie, Tsawer.

    Aysha El-Shamayleh

    Aysha El-Shamayleh (writer) is the founder & CEO of Writers’ Cell, a screenwriting company bringing original series and films to the Arab world and beyond. Aysha began her writing career while attending the University of Pennsylvania and joining The Excelano Project.

    Ali Vatansever

    Ali Vatansever (writer/director) was born in Istanbul in 1981. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial product design, and from Istanbul Bilgi University with a master’s degree in cinema and TV. He completed his Master of Fine Arts in film production at Rochester Institute of Technology with a Fulbright Grant.

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