What I do:

I am the founder of Cinema Akil, the Gulf’s only independent arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil started as a traveling nomadic cinema in 2014 and has shown films across the UAE. I was also a Fulbright scholar of media, culture and communication at New York University. In the past I was a project manager for television and radio stations in the UAE.

My milestone moment:

Opening the doors to our permanent space at Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz in September 2018. Producing the short documentary Letters to Palestine, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010, was also a proud moment.

Up next:

Film festivals, series, and programmes across the UAE.