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Reem Saleh

Reem Saleh graduated from the Lebanese American University in Beirut with a BA in Radio, TV and Film. She began her career as a stage and film actress, winning a local acting competition on the MTV television channel. She has acted as assistant director on numerous productions, including Assad Fouladkar’s award-winning film ‘When Maryam Spoke Out’ (2001). She has directed the short film ‘The Naked Eye’, the stage play ‘Wings’ written by Arthur Kopit, and numerous television documentaries for MTV and Rotana Enterprise. Saleh moved to Qatar in 2006 to work for Al Jazeera Children’s Channel as a producer and voice-over artist, then went on to manage the community outreach department of the Doha Film Institute. She is Youth Programs Manager at the Institute, and Deputy Director of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

Country of origin: Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar
In Rod El Farag, one of the poorest residential areas in Cairo, every day is a constant struggle of survival. But the sense of community shared by the inhabitants helps them overcome their hardships to some extent through a social phenomenon known as ‘the Assembly’ or, in Arabic, ‘Al Gami’ya’. Through ‘The Assembly’ we get to observe in all transparency the daily reality of Rod El Farag.
Director: Reem Saleh
Producers: Konstantina Stavrianou & Reem Saleh
Editor: Abdul Jabbar Maki
Assistant Director: Alaa Mosbah
Cinematographer: Tarek Hefny