Suzannah Mirghani
Being mixed-race herself (Sudanese and Russian), Suzannah is interested in stories about the complexity of identity. Her 2020 short film AL-SIT has won a slew of international awards this past year on the festival circuit including the Grand Jury Prize from the AFI- American Film Institute and the Canal+/Cine+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand. The film is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions having previously received a development workshop and a production grant from Doha Film Institute. Her latest short is the experimental documentary/social media satire VIRTUAL VOICE, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Suzannah is currently working on her first feature COTTON QUEEN, a magical realism tale set in the cotton fields of Sudan.