Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim (Egyptian Arabic: چيهان نچيم, IPA: [ʒeˈhæːn nʊˈʒeːm]) is an Egyptian American documentary film director best known for her films Control Room, and Pangea Day. Jehane Noujaim is a filmmaker, born in Washington DC and raised in Kuwait and Cairo. She moved to Boston in 1990, where she attended Milton Academy, matriculated to Harvard University in 1992 and graduated magna cum laude in Visual Arts and Philosophy. The same year, before her graduation, Noujaim was awarded the Gardiner fellowship under which she directed Mokattam, an Arabic film about a garbage collecting village near Cairo in Egypt. She joined the MTV News and Documentary division as a segment producer for the documentary series, UNfiltered. Noujaim left her job at MTV to produce and direct in association with Pennebaker Hegedus Films. The feature length, highly acclaimed documentary has won numerous distinguished awards including the DGA and IDA Awards for best documentary. She has since worked in both the Middle East and the United States as a [cinematographer] on various documentaries including Born Rich (Jamie Johnson), Only the Strong Survive (Chris Hegedus, D.A.




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