Independent filmmaker, photographer and Video Journal-artist with passion for visual and conceptual art. My work is mostly one-man production.
Born in Cairo, Egypt 1989, moved to Upper Egypt in 2007 for the completion of Business studies at the South Valley University.
After graduation with a Bachelor in Business Management in 2011, I moved back to Cairo to witness the wave of the Arab Spring reaching the streets and squares of Cairo.
Driven by the aspirations of the dramatic events that no one from the Y-Generation of Egypt could ever imagine, I decided to work in Media field.
In May 2012 I started working for the Middle East Correspondence office of the German Television ARD in Downtown Cairo, few blocks away from Tahrir Square. I started working as an archivist, digitalising the memories of the Egyptian revolution. Then I bought my own camera and started exploring the world through lenses. In 2012 I started to learn German and video editing techniques. By the first half of 2015, I decided to quit and hit thte roads toward independence. 15 July 2015 was my last day of work in my beloved Cairo and the first in art mecca Berlin.
July 2015, Vice Germany granted me a contract to work/learn the logic of Video production. After finalizing two films at vice, I started my Master studies in the City of Bonn. Meanwhile I worked as a freelance video journalist for Deutsche Welle Arabic, Egyptianstreets.com, SWR, Moegen Magazin of ZDF, Weltspiegel of ARD, and other local and international networks.
M.A. International Media Studies
@Hochschule Bonn Rhein Sieg
@ DW Academy + Bonn Rhein Sieg University
Bachelor of Commerce and Business
South Valley University, Egypt
Based in Berlin, Germany