Tima Shomali

The Arab world is going through a cultural renaissance, and women in the region are expressing their stories through songs, art, and cinema. Tima Shomali, known for her boldness and ability to approach societal issues in a new light, is among the leaders of this movement, chronicling the experiences and views of contemporary Arab women on screen.

She is the actress, writer, and showrunner of the acclaimed Netflix miniseries AlRawabi School for Girls. From the perspective of teenage girls, she showed the changing face of the region, along with social limitations that still need to be addressed through an engaging high-school drama. A producer, director, writer, and actress, Shomali is also the founder of the Jordan-based Filmizion Productions.

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