Viola Shafik

, PhD, is a freelance filmmaker, film curator and scholar currently researching the history of the Arab documentary at Ludwig Maximillian University. She has previously lectured at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Zürich University, among others, and has worked as a consultant for La Biennale di Venezia and the Dubai Film Connection. Her publications include Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity (AUC Press, 1998/2016) and Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class and Nation (AUC Press, 2007).

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