I graduated from University of Jordan (Jordan) & from University of Granada (Spain) after majoring English & Spanish literature & translation. I volunteered with different NGOs in Jordan for youth and women empowerment, the whole time I had my Canon on me, then one day this camera decided to take control!
I am a camera-addict! I started my career with the camera when I was 19 years old. I am proud to say I am one of the first and youngest in this field that joined Hijab with photography and filmmaking.
As one of the few female hijabi filmmakers in the region, I love photography and filming so much that my camera’s name is Alma (soul)! As a photographer and filmmaker I carry a heavy burden on my shoulders, yet so beautiful! There are so many massages and stories to be told, and I want my films and photographs to deliver them around the world.
I have won several prizes for my camera work around the world, & participated in photography exhibitions in Palestine, Jordan and The United States. I graduated from New York Film Academy in Florence – Italy, and that’s the city where I started my short films series titled (While in.. ).
Aside from my social and filmmaking work, I love food! My love for food, colors, traveling, and anything that is pink is notable! I believe life brings happiness with its worse miseries, I live day by day yet with a secret plan in my pocket for the years to come. My photos and films express my deep passion, this is when I go creative-crazy, it’s nice to go crazy while doing the right thing I recommend you try it!
Enjoy my blog, about writers I love, places I visited, behind the scenes of my films, my short stories, the Nutella posts, my traveling experiences.. The ups and downs of a regular imperfect life, with so much to be thankful for!
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