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Award-winning Director|Cinematographer. Illuminating under-represented voices. Multi-cultural WOC, differently-abled.
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Director | Cinematographer
"Heartbeat of a Movement" Social Justice Film Fest
Women's March 12 part series highlighting artists
NASA's Women's History Month 6 part series
NASA’s 50th Year Anniversary Apollo 7
"Women in Conflict" for UN Women
Cinematographer "Tell Me About Orange"
Executive Producer "East of the River" Tribeca/Slamdance

The Tribeca Film Festival
Webby Awards {Winner}
Slamdance Film Festival {Winner}
Black Film Festival {Winner}
People of Passion {Winner}
Maryland Film Festival
Social Machinery Film Festival
Women's Film Festival
Maryland Film Festival
North Fork Film Festival
Still Voices Film Festival
Dallas International Film Festival

Personal Details

Los Angeles - Live
Anywhere Else - Can Work

United States
English, Arabic

Work Details


Women in Film and Video
Film Fatales
Free the Work

Director, Director’s Assistant, Second Unit Director
Cinematographer, Camera Operator, First Assistant Camera, Second Assistant Camera, Still Photography, Gimbal Operator
Writer, Writer’s Assistant, Script Consultant

Multi-cultural WOC, differently-abled, survivor of assault/war, LGBTQ+, 1st generation. Born in San Francisco, spent 1st seven years in the ME, and formative yrs in D.C., before moving to NYC to complete her BFA from Pratt Institute. With both African American and Iraqi roots, I am constantly translating these worlds, with one foot on three continents. In 2019, my film East of the River screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, won Honorable Mention at Slamdance, and I directed two national campaigns for NASA and Women’s March. In 2018, I directed the first 50th year anniversary film for NASA’s Apollo Program. In 2016, was awarded Cinematographer of the Year by NASA at NAB. In addition to creating original content for UN Women, TED, NASA, SXSW, Coachella, Discovery Networks, WITNESS, and IFC Films, I have participated in the Sundance Film Festival, and helped program AFI DOCS, The Nantucket Film Festival, The Brooklyn International Film Festival, CINE, TIVA, and the EMMYS.