Samaher Alqadi

Film Director, Palestine

The Palestinian filmmaker and screenwriter was born one of nine children and grew up in the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. She first worked for the Palestinian Ministry of Culture before being accepted into the Egyptian Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo. An emerging voice in Arabic documentary, her films focus on the evolving status of women and dissident artists in the Middle East. As I Want is her first feature-length documentary.

2008 Mohamed Bakri; short documentary
Gamalaat; short documentary 
2012 Raja3’een; short documentary 
2021 As I Want; documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021