Jihan El-Tahri is an Egyptian and French national who is an award winning director, writer, visual artist and producer. In 2017 she was invited to join the Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) and continues as a Mentor at various film labs. Her documentaries include Nasser, Behind the Rainbow, Cuba, An African Odyssey and The House of Saud. Her work as a visual artist have been exhibited worldwide in both galleries and biennales. Her writings include Les Sept Vies de Yasser Arafat (Grasset) and Israel and the Arabs, The 50 Years War (Penguin). El-Tahri is also engaged in various associations and institutions working with African Cinema. She served as treasurer of the Guild of African Filmmakers in the Diaspora, an Advisor on Focus Feature’s Africa first Program and as Regional Secretary of the Federation of Pan African Cinema (Fepaci).
Director, Screenwriter, Producer