film-maker Viola Shafik
Viola Shafik grew up in Germany and Egypt. She is a free-lance film-maker, curator and film-scholar. Viola Shafik studied Visual Arts, Middle Eastern Studies and Film Studies in Stuttgart and Hamburg. From 1998 till 2005 she taught Video Production, Film Studies and History of Arab Cinema at the American University Cairo. Since 2007 she is a member of the selection committees of al-Rawi Screenwriters Lab (Royal Film Commission, Jordan), the World Cinema Fund (Berlinale), and Dubai Film Connection.
Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity, AUC Press, Cairo, 1998 (& 2007)
Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class and Nation, AUC Press, 2007.
Scent of Revolution (Arij) (2014)
My Name is Not Ali (2011)
The Journey of a Queen (2003)
The Mother of Light and Her Daughters (1999)
The Planting of the Girls (1998)
The Lemon Tree (1993)