Yasmine Benkiran is a Moroccan-French director and screenwriter. Having grown up in Rabat on the Moroccan Atlantic coast, she moved to Paris at the age of 18 to study philosophy and communication. With professional experience in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Paris and London, she joined La Fémis (screenplay workshop) and obtained her title as screenwriter. As a screenwriter, Yasmine writes for both television and cinema. She is the author of two books on Morocco and a series of podcasts on Alice Guy, the first female director in history. Benkiran is also a script consultant on numerous films. She directed the short film Winter Time in 2018 (Tangier IFF, Off-courts Trouville). Her first feature film, Queens, a feminist truckdriver road film, made its world premiere in September 2022 at the Venice Film Festival as closing film at the Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC).