Her repertoire includes editing Arab award-winning films like Amjad Abu
Alala’s YOU WILL DIE AT 20 and Hala Lotfy’s COMING FORTH BY DAY, alongside more commercial titles like
the film OUT OF ORDER and MBC’s Shahid TV series THE AFFAIR.
Her latest film projects include both THE BURDENED, the
Yemeni co-production that premiered at Berlinale 2022, and GOODBYE JULIA, the Sudanese film selected
for Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
What character do you identify with?
I believe I’m a mix of multiple different characters so I can’t really
identify with only one.
Who’s your hero?
When I was younger, my hero was definitely Kevin in HOME
ALONE, played by Macaulay Culkin. Till now, I still find him pretty
What’s the industry’s most troubling trend?
That it’s believed that art — and film especially — should deliver a
message. But I believe that art should make you feel something
and entertain you; whether it carries a message or not is optional.
2024 will be the year that MENA finally does what?
The Arab film industry will be a lot bolder and more daring.
What was your first job?
It was back when I was still in film school, I was an editor in training
working with the great Adel Mounir on ISMAILIA RAYEH GAY.
What’s your secret daily habit or guilty pleasure?
I still play Candy Crush on a daily basis. I’m currently on level 5740.
What’s the last great show or film you watched?
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN.
What would have been your dream job if you didn’t end up doing what you’re doing?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a dancer. As I got older
though, I wanted to be a foley artist, because they’re the
storytellers of sound. All that matters to me is that I tell a story in
whatever I do, through dance, sound or through editing, which I’m
honored to be doing now.