EXPERTS & SPEAKERS

Ali Essafi // Morocco

studied Psychology in France. His directorial debut titled General, Here We Come!(Général, nous voilà!, 1997), a documentary about Moroccan veterans in the French army, was awarded the Special Jury...

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Halida Boughriet // Algeria, France

A graduate from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Exchange Program of the SVA New York in cinematography, Halida Boughriet is a French and Algerian artist. She’s used to...

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Nathanja Van Dijk // The Netherlands

Nathanja van Dijk (1984) is co-founder and director of A Tale of a Tub, an exhibition space with it’s home base in Rotterdam. A Tale of a Tub is committed to stimulate developments in contemporary art...

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Mehdi Riah // Morocco

Mehdi is a creative Director and Global designer. He created Metistudio, a Design agency he is also the founder of Medmap a multimedia Label centered on video mapping & augmented reality

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Maha Maamoun // Egypt

Her videos and photographs address the form and function of images that are found in mainstream culture. Her work acts as a lens through which we see familiar images in novel and insightful ways. She does...

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Abdelaziz Taleb // Morocco, Germany

Filmmaker, Producer and Curator. Founder of the Arab media lab project and Digital Marrakech festival. In 2003 World Wide Video festival has described him as one of the upcoming talents who will influence...

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Urok Shirhan // Iraq

Urok Shirhan (1984, b. Baghdad) is a visual artist and a recent researcher in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She holds an MA (with Honours) in Visual Cultures from...

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Michelle Medina // Morocco, USA

She is a filmmaker and writer in Casablanca, Morocco. Media graduated with honors from Smith College in 20115 and has written her thesis and lectured on Moroccan women in Cinema and identity. Michelle...

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Abdellatif Benfaidoul // Morocco

Videomaker since 1996. Leaurate of Unesco Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Prize. He completed a Master in Fine Arts in Film and Video Studies at the Rijksakamie Van Beeldende Kunsten, in Amsterdam, where...

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Monira Al Qadiri // Kuwait

She is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal (1983) and educated in Japan. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in inter-media art from Tokyo University of the Arts, where her research was focused on the aesthetics...

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